Writing for an Audience:. Building on What You Know to Communicate Better. Goals. Learn five main questions for considering your audience Identify key elements in a syllabus for insight into your teacher’s expectations Discuss your questions and concerns. Five Key Questions.
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Building on What You Know to Communicate Better
Textbooks set the tone, tell a lot about the teacher’s philosophy/mood:
If you want to be taken seriously, spell well!
2. “You…you…you…” Huh? I was never there.
Own your personal experiences!
3. Overwrought, overdone, overcooked verbiage
K.I.S.S.—Keep It Simple, Silly!
“Audience.” Writing@CSU. 1993-2009. The Writing Center at Colorado State University. 19 Feb. 2009 <http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/processes/audmod>.
“Audience Planner.” Online Technical Writing. No date. No organization. 19 Feb. 2009 <http://www.io.com/~hcexres/itcm/planners/aud_plan.html>.
“Winter 2009 Classes: English.” Arts & Humanities: Student Info. Bellevue College. 7 May 2009 <http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/materials/Winter2009/ENGL.htm>.
Hale, Stephen. “Writing for an Audience.” Georgia Perimeter College. 19 Feb 2009 http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~shale/humanities/composition/handouts/audience.html>.