• Statement of purpose

      A statement of purpose presents the purpose, scope, and direction of the text. It indicates what the specific focus of the text will be, but, unlike the thesis statement, it does not present the conclusions drawn from the study. The statement of purpose usually, but not always, appears towards the end of the introduction. Such a statement may also be introduced by words like aims, goals, or contributions.

      The aim of this study is to examine the use of irony in John Henry’s novel The Muskets of Fort Ticonderoga.

      The main purpose of the paper is to analyse Viking Age runic artefacts and to classify artefacts and inscriptions by means of applying a gender perspective.