The purpose of identifying an author's purpose is to help the reader understand what really motivates different writers to write. In order to do so, students must start by questioning the purpose of the text, discussing ... More »

The mesentery is the part of the peritoneum that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen. The peritoneum is the tissue that lines the wall of the abdomen. More »

The purpose of Reconstruction was to provide the terms for the readmission of the rebellious Southern states into the Union. The Reconstruction period occurred between 1865 and 1877. More »

There are various questions readers can pose to help them practice understanding an author's purpose in a passage of writing, such as why they author wrote the passage and what kind of rhetorical structure he used, what ... More »

An author uses a book's title to give important information about the contents of the book to the reader. Writers often claim that choosing a title is one of the most important aspects of publishing a written work. More »

Sensory images, known as “imagery” in literature, are when an author uses descriptive language to engage one of the reader’s five senses. This makes a piece of writing more powerful because the reader can easily picture ... More »

The author's purpose is the main reason or reasons why an author writes about a particular topic. Authors bring out their purpose through different sorts of writing formats, genres and languages. An author's purpose can ... More »