1.9.1 Author and type of text (1)
In the next activity you use your previous analysis of Text 3 to place the text in context according to its author and what type of text it is.
Activity 9 Part 1
Answer the questions below. Give reasons for your answers.
Who is the author?
A university teacher.
There are references to his teaching experience in higher education.
What is his purpose in writing?
To criticise the students of today.
All of his comments are negative.
What type of text is it?
An article based on opinion.
It is well organised and has a clear argument.
Where would you find this text?
In a printed or online newspaper, or on an online education and training website.
It is about education and is written by an academic, but it is an opinion piece so would not be published in an academic journal.
How reliable do you think the information in this text is?
Not very reliable.
It is opinion-based.