Essay writing has always been a challenge that many students of all level and degrees face every once in a while. It is a part of their academic life, a test to determine their literacy, fluency and analytical skills. For some who likes writing a lot, essay writing can be a friend they enjoy to be with. But for those who are having difficulty with it even in just constructing a simple decent paragraph, it is indeed a foe – a very cruel one that would cause them a red mark or a flat 5 in their report cards. Often times, these students are those who have no idea what they are doing. They would write an essay because their instructor required them to. They write without a purpose. They start with their essays without knowing why they are writing in the first place. What is a Purpose?
A purpose is the sole reason why you are writing an essay or article. It is your definite aim; how you would want your paper to communicate with the readers. Discovering this is one of the many basic challenges you will encounter when writing an essay or article. A purpose of an essay can either be one or more of the following: to inform; to persuade; to call readers to action; to change attitudes; to analyze; to argue; to theorize; to summarize; to evaluate; to recommend; to request; to propose; to provoke thought; to express feelings; to entertain; or to give aesthetic pleasure. To know the purpose of your paper is tricky. Fortunately, instructors often specify first-hand what type of paper they expect from their students. However, when your instructor gives you the freedom to write any type of essay, you might have problems identifying or choosing a purpose. The following tips below will guide you and help you with this problem.
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