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Title: Purpose and Audience


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Purpose and Audience
  • Close Reading

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Purpose
  • Purpose means what the text is for..
  • Ask yourself,

Why has it been written?
Why is it being said?
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PURPOSE EXAMPLES OF TEXTS
To Entertain Films, cartoons, comics
To Inform Newspaper articles, non-fiction stories, documentaries
To Persuade Discursive writing, debates, donations, political stories
To Instruct How to guides, cookbooks, manuals, first aid books!
To Recount Diary entries, journals
To Evaluate School reports, science reports
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AUDIENCE
  • Who is the text for?
  • Who is supposed to read it?
  • Who would be interested in it?
  • Young/old/teenagers
  • Male/female
  • People interested in certain interest/hobbies
  • ..

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Register
  • Register refers to language choices used
  • Are the words used FORMAL OR INFORMAL?
  • Is it conversational and relaxed or full of
    technical terms and jargon

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Example Ebola
Article 1 Article 2
Purpose (Evidence)
Audience (Evidence
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What is the purpose/audience of .
Evidence How do you know this?
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What is the purpose/audience of What do you
think the register will be?
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What is the purpose of
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Purpose, Audience(A trickier one!!)
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What is the purpose/audience/register of
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What is the purpose/audience/register of
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What is the purpose/audience/register of
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