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  • Nonfiction
  • Purposes of Nonfictional Writing
    To inform
    To express an opinion
    To persuade
    To entertain
  • Types of Nonfictional Work
    Autobiography—story of a person’s life written by that person
    Examples: journals, diaries, memoirs
  • Types of Nonfictional Work
    Biography—story of a person’s life written by a third party
    Person who writes these types of works are called biographers
    QUESTION: how might biographies differ from autobiographies?
  • Types of Nonfictional Work
    Essays—a brief composition that offers an opinion or insight on a topic
    Formal and Informal
  • Types of Nonfictional Work
    True Life Adventures—accounts of actual heroic deeds or adventures
  • Types of Nonfictional Work
    Informative Articles—presents factual information about a subject
  • Tips for reading nonfiction
    Always be aware of the point of view!
    ALWAYS be aware of the writer’s purpose
    Distinguish FACT from OPINION
    Consider the writer’s tone. Is it sarcastic? Is it amusing? Need to know this to understand the piece.