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Nonfiction: Purpose and Point-of-view

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Adam Bell

on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Nonfiction: Purpose and Point-of-view

Purpose & Point-of-view Elements of Nonfiction Purpose and
Point-of-view Remember: 1. Determine whether the author includes only details meant to inform or whether some details are meant to persuade or to entertain 2. To determine the author's point of view, look for a direct statement of opinion, such as "We need year-round schools." 3. If there is no direct statement of opinion, infer point of view from word choices such as good or unfair. Purpose is explaining why the author has written an essay.
Point of view (for nonfiction) is what perspective the author has on the subject he/she is writing about.
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