Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays


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Which is an example of purpose in an essay?

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1. Which example shows a purpose to persuade?

2. What is an author's purpose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tone, audience and purpose are three things to consider when writing an essay; and this quiz and worksheet will give you a chance to test your knowledge of these aspects. You'll be assessed on your understanding of these three elements and their use in essays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools include the following topics:

  • An essay's audience
  • Setting the tone of an essay
  • The purpose of an essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as author's purpose and audience
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding persuasion as a purpose
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tone, audience and purpose

Additional Learning

For a deeper understanding of essay writing, review the related lesson, Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays. The lesson contains these objectives:

  • Learn essay writing techniques
  • Understand how to write a clear and detailed Thesis statement
  • Differentiate between various types of essays
  • Explain how the approach to essay writing differs depending on the purpose