Identify Author’s Point of View or Purpose
An author of a history or social studies text uses different strategies to share his or her point of view on a particular topic or purpose for writing. By evaluating the type of language the author uses, what information he or she includes and leaves out, and how the author appeals to emotion, a reader can determine the author’s point of view or purpose.
Three techniques an author uses to reflect his or her point of view or purpose are loaded language, choice of facts, and the bandwagon approach. Click on the links below to review these techniques.
After you have studied each strategy, practice identifying an author’s point of view or purpose. Click the Practice button below.