How to Recognize Attitude Expressed by the Author Towards a Subject


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What is an author's attitude?

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1. Which of the following do writers use to express their attitudes?

2. A formal and objective attitude exhibits which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the most critical academic and professional skills to develop is the ability to understand and interpret information, and spotting a writer's attitude, tone and possible bias is a key part of that process. This quiz/worksheet combo outlines some of the ways writers express their opinions, values and emotions in different types of texts and helps you identify an author's attitude toward a particular subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Characteristics of an objective attitude in writing
  • Clues that reveal a writer's attitude
  • The role of narrative point of view
  • Insights revealed through an author's attitude
  • The effects of a writer's tone

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on identifying an author's attitude
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe different ways authors reveal their attitudes toward their subjects
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast a subjective and objective attitude in writing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on how to recognize an author's attitude on a subject and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about analyzing an author's perspective, review the accompanying lesson, How to Recognize Attitude Expressed by the Author Towards a Subject. This lesson will help you achieve the following goals:

  • Understand how attitude shapes an author's work
  • Explain the importance of recognizing an author's opinions and values
  • Describe ways writers can mask their attitudes
  • List the characteristics of a subjective attitude in writing