Flashcard 8 - Reading Flashcard Set for the TEAS


The correct answer is:

the desired effect or the reason an author writes a text


An author may write for a number of different purposes, and you may be asked to identify that purpose. Passages in which an author argues a particular point have a persuasive purpose, while passages with facts stated without an opinion have an informative or explanatory purpose. Other purposes include to entertain or to describe.

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