Think about TAP when looking at a non-fiction text:
A text can have many purposes. Some examples are to:
Some types of non-fiction text are linked to specific purposes. For example, advertising is intended to persuade you to buy something.
To work out what the purpose of the text is, it’s useful to think about what the writer’s attitude was at the time of writing. Looking at any contextual information – like where it’s from – will also help.
What purpose do each of the following texts have?
The purpose of a text will also affect what the content is, how it’s structured, what techniques are used, and what words are used. But purpose is not the only thing that affects this; the particular target audience is also important.