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Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style

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Rebecca Mann

on 18 February 2014

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Transcript of Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style

Style
Style can be either INFORMAL or FORMAL

the tone of the text could be for example;

chatty
detailed
serious
personal
emotional .....
Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style
Why do we need GAPS?
In your writing exam, the examiner wants to see that you can adapt the way you write in different styles to meet different genres, audiences and purpose.
Writing Core
Ensure you take into account when writing any piece the following:

Spelling
Grammar
Punctuation
Paragraphs
Sentence / Text Structure
Genre
This means the form of your text

Examples:
Newsletter
- bold heading
- presentation devices i.e. boxes, pictures, captions etc

Letter
- address at top of paper
- date
- start with 'Dear...'
- sign ' Yours...'

Audience
You can adapt your text to be suitable for different audiences by:

- Using the right vocabulary
- using the right words and expressions
- if writing a magazine article choose a suitable publication
Identifying GAPS
Genre : what type of text should you be writing?

Audience : who will be reading your text ?

Purpose: the purpose of your text, i.e. to convince

Style: your chosen writing style i.e. informal
Purpose
Signal your purpose by:

- explaining why you are writing you letter in the opening sentence

- explaining what your article is about in the intro paragraph

- stating what your newsletter is aiming to do in a bold headline

Purpose could be to
persuade
explain
describe
inform
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