ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Writing for an Audience
May 2, 2002
One little word, "audience," means so much. Our subject
(and topic), our method, our organization all depend on who is going to
read our piece of writing.
Right now, you probably write assignments for the teacher and, no
doubt, to please yourself.
Tonight we will practice writing for two different audiences.
What are your audience's interests?
What does your audience know? and not know?
What might your audience want to know?
What do you know that might interest your audience?
How will you write for your audience?
Describe a unique cultural event (such as a celebration that is done
only by those who share your culture).
First, describe this celebration for someone who shares your culture.
(write a short, 50 word paragraph)
Then, describe the same celebration for your teacher who you assume
does not know about this celebration. (write a short, 50 word
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