Composing

The Composing Section, Step 2 – Deciding WHY to write? (PURPOSE)

Before you start to write, you’ve got to have a PURPOSE – a reason for writing (aside from the fact that your teacher is making you do it! 🤨)
 
The PURPOSE (your reason for writing) determines which LANGUAGE FEATURES and STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS you will use.
 
Look at these ones:
 
WRITING TO ENTERTAIN:
Use lots of descriptive and figurative language for a start, particularly in narrative writing. Humour, anecdotes and allusions will work well to entertain audiences in an article or speech too.
 
WRITING TO PERSUADE:
Use your persuasive language techniques (also called rhetorical devices), emotive and descriptive language, and try to appeal to reason, values or emotion.
 
WRITING TO INFORM OR EDUCATE:
Use your factual information, statistics, authorities, expert opinions etc to be convincing and believable.
 
As you can see, the purpose for writing dictates the type of language devices you will use. And you will be rewarded for knowing which ones to use when.  Watch this video - now this girl knows the art of being persuasive! 😎👍
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