Purpose Practice 2003 Gilberto Berros Universidad Simn Bolvar

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Purpose Practice © 2003 Gilberto Berríos Universidad Simón Bolívar

Purpose Practice © 2003 Gilberto Berríos Universidad Simón Bolívar

What will we practice? In this exercises you will: • identify process-oriented verbs •

What will we practice? In this exercises you will: • identify process-oriented verbs • identify goal-oriented verbs • decide when a purpose is well expressed

Let’s remember The purpose should: • express your goal • be clear to your

Let’s remember The purpose should: • express your goal • be clear to your audience • start with a goal-related verb, such as: “I’m here today to demonstrate…”

Let’s express purpose adequately Does this sentence express a purpose? “I’m here today to

Let’s express purpose adequately Does this sentence express a purpose? “I’m here today to talk about the importance of chemical waste disposal. ” No way! Why? • It emphasizes process, not goal!

In other words… Merely talking about anything equals BLAH, BLAH!!

In other words… Merely talking about anything equals BLAH, BLAH!!

Does the following sentence emphasize a goal? “My purpose here is… …to suggest …

Does the following sentence emphasize a goal? “My purpose here is… …to suggest … …the implementation of a chemical waste disposal program. ” Yes No

You are soooo wrong! Go back

You are soooo wrong! Go back

‘To suggest’ implies that you will try to persuade the audience. Right! They will

‘To suggest’ implies that you will try to persuade the audience. Right! They will expect a formal justification to implement a chemical waste disposal program.

How about this sentence? Does it emphasize a goal? “My aim in this presentation

How about this sentence? Does it emphasize a goal? “My aim in this presentation is… …to express my view of… …the importance of chemical waste disposal. ” Yes No

Think again! Go back

Think again! Go back

To express your view is a valid goal. The audience will get ready to

To express your view is a valid goal. The audience will get ready to hear your position regarding chemical waste disposal. Correct!

Does this sentence emphasize a goal? “My objective here is… …to outline… …the process

Does this sentence emphasize a goal? “My objective here is… …to outline… …the process of chemical waste disposal. ” Yes No

Look at the verb! Go back

Look at the verb! Go back

That’s correct! ‘To outline’ implies that you will present the major points of the

That’s correct! ‘To outline’ implies that you will present the major points of the topic. The audience will expect a schematic explanation of the chemical waste disposal process.

Does this sentence emphasize a goal? “My goal today is… …to tell you about…

Does this sentence emphasize a goal? “My goal today is… …to tell you about… …the importance of chemical waste disposal. ” Yes No

I don’t think so! Go back

I don’t think so! Go back

The sentence starts with ‘my goal, ’ but telling someone about something seems more

The sentence starts with ‘my goal, ’ but telling someone about something seems more a process than a goal. The audience will think that you did not prepare anything specific about chemical waste disposal. Good!

Express your purpose adequately These sentences express valid purposes: “In this presentation, I will

Express your purpose adequately These sentences express valid purposes: “In this presentation, I will clarify two ways of disposing of chemical waste. ” “I will demonstrate the steps for proper chemical disposal. ” “Today, I will make you aware of the dangers involved in chemical waste disposal. ”

But… • They use language that may put people down • They may sound

But… • They use language that may put people down • They may sound condescending

Express your purpose adequately These sentences may sound better: “In this presentation, I would

Express your purpose adequately These sentences may sound better: “In this presentation, I would like to clarify two ways of disposing of chemical waste. ” “In a few simple steps I plan to demonstrate proper chemical disposal. ” “Today, I intend to make you aware of the dangers involved in chemical waste disposal. ”

This is all for now, my friends.

This is all for now, my friends.

The end

The end