Problems and Purpose
A problem can be defined as a statement used to exemplify a clear vision and approaches that are going to be used in attempt to solve a given problem. In research work, a problem statement indicates different expectations and challenges that may be encountered in the process. Any art of writing starts by introducing a problem. Writer can decide to introduce the reading with a share context. Mostly the word ‘but’ or ‘however is used’. For example when writing an article on abuse of alcohol the problem sentence can be written as, “use of alcohol has grown in the recent years but what is more notable is the use among the young people”. Problem has to main parts. The first part is situation or conditional while the other part is consequences.
There are two types of problems that writers haves in mind and motivates the reader to keep reading the article or the art work. These two types are conceptual and practical problems. Practical problems do not sound good to the reader nor do they make him or her happy. For example, cancer is becoming a potential killer across the world. This is the condition part of the problem while unhappiness feeling is the cost part. Conceptual problem can be defined as those thing a writer talks about and the reader does not know. Just like practical problems, conceptual problems have two parts, condition and cost. For example, what is the weight of the universe? This is the conditional part of conceptual problem. To sum up, a problem in writing can also be defined as a short statement that is written on the start of any report briefing on the issue the article is addressing.
A purpose can be referred to as how people use an object, make something or why a given substance exists. Purpose in writing context can be termed as the answer to questions such as, why did the writer choose this topic? Or what is the drive of a given topic or speech? The purpose of any writing, article or speech can be group in to three distinct drives. First is to inform. The initial purpose of embarking on any writing work is to inform on a certain issue or matter. Simply, to make the reader acquire some knowledge or learn something he or she did not know. The goal of informing is to gain knowledge but not encourage people from using the knowledge. After informing, the other general purpose of any writing is to persuade. Persuading is an attempt to make readers embrace and adopt the discussed points or issues.
Writers can persuade with two objectives. One is what is known as pure persuasion. This is where one urges readers to adopt the argument which they feel is according to their best interest. The other form of persuading is manipulative persuasion; this is where an author misleads the leader to endorse a certain idea or concept especially with a hidden motives. After persuading, the next purpose of a given writing is to entertain. An entertaining article can be persuasive or informative. The sole reason of entertain in a writing is to make sure that the reader enjoys the reading. Otherwise, if the article or writing lacks the entertainment aspect it will be boring and thus discouraging from reading more. The other common purpose of writing shared by different writers is to provide or gain information. Most writers have this purpose in common since it makes the article or writing worth reading.