The writer's attitude towards an issue is shown through his/her tone uses in writing.
Neutral Attitude Biased
We have long been aware of the We have long been aware that people
need to involve people for these are being used for these abominable
medical tests tests
Tones/Writer's use of words and writing styles to demonstrate his or her stand towards the issue :
a) Looking at word choice : positive, negative, neutral
b) Analyzing the phrasing used to describe an event : Is the author sarcastic? Does the author lay out
facts with no opinions?
c) Considering how you feel when you read the text or even watch a video : What emotions have been
evoked in you? Do you feel angry, sad or happy?
Example of Tone Words
Reasons/Purpose in Writing
> To persuade
> To inform
> To instruct
> To entertain
> To announce
> To explain