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  • Purpose and Audience
    Audience Writer Versus Reader Purposes Purpose and Writing Assignments Key Words Example Assignment Purpose and Writing Assignments Purpose and Thesis How Thesis is Related to Purpose Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Purpose and Audience Donna Lecourt English Department Whatever reality you are writing within whatever you chose to write about implies a certain audience as well as your purpose for writing You decide

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  • Purpose and Writing Assignments
    Assignments Purpose and Thesis How Thesis is Related to Purpose Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Purpose and Writing Assignments I nstructors often state the purpose of a writing assignment on the assignment sheet By carefully examining what it is you are asked to do you can determine what your writing s purpose is Most assignment sheets ask you to perform a specific task

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  • Key Words
    Assignments Key Words Example Assignment Purpose and Writing Assignments Purpose and Thesis How Thesis is Related to Purpose Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Key Words R ead over your assignment sheet Make a note of words asking you to follow a specific task For example words such as Describe Argue Define Explain Persuade These words require you to write about a topic in

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  • Example Assignment
    Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Example Assignment I magine you are an administrator for the school district In light of the Columbus controversy you have been assigned to write a set of guidelines for teaching about Columbus in the district s elementary and junior high schools These guidelines will explain official policy to parents and teachers in teaching children about Columbus and the significance of his

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  • Purpose and Writing Assignments
    Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Purpose and Writing Assignments Steve Reid English Department Keywords in writing assignments give teachers and students direction about why we are writing For instance many assignments ask students to describe something The word describe specifically indicated the writer is supposed to describe something visually This is very general Often assignments are looking for something more specific Maybe there

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  • Purpose and Thesis
    Audience and Focus Purpose and Audience Purpose and Focus Writer and Reader Goals Purpose and Audience Writer Versus Reader Purposes Purpose and Writing Assignments Key Words Example Assignment Purpose and Writing Assignments Purpose and Thesis How Thesis is Related to Purpose Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose Purpose and Thesis W riters choose from a variety of purposes for writing They may write to express their thoughts in a personal letter to explain concepts in a physics class to explore ideas in a philosophy class or to argue a point in a political science class Once they have their purpose in mind and an audience for whom they are writing writers may more clearly formulate their thesis The thesis claim or main idea of an essay is related to the purpose It is the sentence or sentences that fulfill the purpose and that state the exact point of the essay For example if a writer wants to argue that high schools should strengthen foreign language training her thesis sentence might be as follows Because Americans are so culturally isolated we need a national policy that supports increased foreign language instruction in elementary and secondary

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  • How Thesis is Related to Purpose
    Reader Goals Purpose and Audience Writer Versus Reader Purposes Purpose and Writing Assignments Key Words Example Assignment Purpose and Writing Assignments Purpose and Thesis How Thesis is Related to Purpose Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Understanding Your Purpose How Thesis is Related to Purpose The following examples illustrate how subject purpose and thesis are related The subject is the most general statement of the topic The purpose narrows the focus by indicating whether the writer wishes to express or explore ideas or actually explain or argue about the topic The thesis sentence claim or main idea narrows the focus even farther It is the sentence or sentences which focuses the topic for the writer and the reader Subject Purpose Thesis Claim or Main Idea Childhood experiences To express your feelings and explain how one childhood experience was formative The relentless competition between me and my sisters distorted my easygoing personality Heart disease To inform readers about the relationships between Type A personalities and heart attacks Type A personalities do not necessarily have an abnormally high risk of suffering heart attacks The death penalty To persuade readers that the death penalty should be used Despite our belief

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  • Writing for the Web
    who want to design and code Web sites as well as understand how to write effective and interesting content for them Writing for the Web Category Empirical Research Show Descriptions Writing Guides Case Studies Content Analysis Ethnography Observational Research and Narrative Inquiry Evaluating Sources Experimental and Quasi Experimental Research Generalizabilty and Transferability Reliability and Validity Statistics An Introduction Survey Research Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU

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