How does a reader find an author’s purpose? I. by examining the author’s background II. by examining the historical and cultural context III. by examining the details in the text
The correct answer is III. The author's purpose is the reason why a text has been written, which usually falls under one of three categories: persuade, inform, entertain. Other forms of purpose usually fall under one of these. Examining the details of the text, for example, the type of language used and any accompanying images will help a reader work out the author's purpose.