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Determining Your Audience

Determining Your Audience

Author: Melissa Stephenson
  1. Distinguish between the real and intended audience.

  2. Distinguish between general and specific audiences (e.g. graduate students in Psychology vs. students).

  3. Explain how the chosen audience can impact stylistic choices (tone, vocabulary, formality, etc.).

  4. Explain how to indicate or imply the chosen audience in the title or introduction (e.g. A teacher’s guide to incorporating technology in the classroom).

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to prepare to write a paper and who is confused about how to choose an audience. It will explain why it is important to determine the audience before writing the paper.

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Determing Your Audience

This slideshow explains with audio the differences between the four types of audience, as well as an explanation of what audience is when writing literature.

Determing the Style of your Audience

This audio slideshow examines how to determine audience as well as how to choose your style, as the writer, according to your audience.

Determing Specific and General Audience

This audio slideshow explains the differences between a specific and a general audience.

How to Imply Audience

This audio slideshow explains how to choose your title with your chosen audience in mind.