Identify and describe the four types of purpose discussed in this chapter.
Persuasive Purpose Purpose is an important concept to understand that we all need to understand every essay. The Purpose is the single most important part of your application that will tell the admissions committee who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional interests and where you plan to go from here. For example, Encyclopedia was developed with a purpose of containing everything from broad knowledge, as in Britannica, to a catalogue of specialized knowledge for an individual discipline or group.
First of all The descriptive purpose does not have a set structure, well-organized writing generally produces a better reader response than a list of incoherent or unrelated descriptions. As with other essay forms, the simplest structure of a descriptive essay consists of an introduction, the body of the essay and conclusions. Descriptive writing is characterized by sensory details, which appeal to the physical senses, and details that appeal to a reader’s emotional, physical, or intellectual sensibilities. Determining the purpose, considering the audience, creating a dominant impression, using descriptive language, and organizing the description are the rhetorical choices to be considered when using a description. A description is usually arranged spatially but can also be chronological or emphatic. The focus of a description is the scene. Description uses tools such as denotative language, connotative language, figurative language, metaphor, and simile to arrive at a dominant impression.
Secondly, Informative Purpose is to deliver the information or message clearly to the audience. For example, every day of our