Identifying an Author's Underlying Assumptions


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Which of the following is a true statement about author's assumptions?

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1. Which of these is a sign to help the reader check for the writer's assumptions?

2. A sports writer in New York City can safely make which of the following assumptions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding an author's underlying assumptions is the subject of this combination of a quiz and worksheet. You can find questions on signs to help readers check for assumptions and the concept of an ideal reader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to see the following topics appearing in the quiz questions:

  • Helping the reader check for assumptions
  • Examples of authors' assumptions
  • The ideal reader

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the ideal reader
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about assumptions that authors make and how readers can identify them
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about types of author assumptions

Additional Learning

To review more, go to the lesson titled Identifying an Author's Underlying Assumptions. There, you can see the following extra topics:

  • Previous knowledge
  • Political writing
  • Specialist vocabulary