This has to do with
how effective your paper is. Naturally, this depends on what you
set out to do. Different kinds of writing may try to persuade,
amuse, inform, entertain, alarm, or inflame the reader. Purpose
is one of the most important aspects of writing because different
goals are accomplished in different ways. This is why there can
be guidelines for good writing, but no rules. When you're
wondering whether it's "Ok" to do something in an essay, ask
yourself whether or not it helps you to accomplish your purpose.
Organization, Style and Mechanics, Focus, Coherence, Audience,
and Development are all functions of Purpose: that is to say,
they are important for a reason. When you are given a writing assignment in a class,
you are basically being given a purpose or
the parameters of a purpose, e.g. write an arguing essay.
Therefore, it is very important that you understand the