Purpose

A text can have many purposes. Some examples are:

  • To inform - to give facts about something.
  • To persuade - to change the reader's opinion.
  • To entertain - to give pleasure or enjoyment.
  • To educate - to give knowledge.
  • To explain - to tell how or why something happened.
  • To describe - to give an account of something.

Audience

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The audience is the group of people who are most likely to read a text. Think about the subject matter, content and language to help you decide who the audience could be.