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How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

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The tone of a written piece may best be described as what?

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1. What kind of tone would you expect in an academic essay on the history of cancer research?

2. A metaphor would be an example of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of the worksheet and quiz is to help you see what you know about determining a writer's tone and point-of-view when reading a text. You need to be familiar with these two writing techniques for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • What metaphor is an example of
  • The question we are trying to answer when analyzing the author's point-of-view
  • How the tone of a written piece can be described
  • Type of tone that you would expect in an academic essay on the history of cancer research

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on identifying a writer's tone and point-of-view
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about something you search for when looking at what the author omits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what tone is

Additional Learning

If you want to review more, use the lesson called How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View. This lesson helps you review more about:

  • Clues left behind by writers
  • The purpose of a writer's tone and how word choice shapes it
  • Effects of a writer's point-of-view
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