ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Writing for an Audience
May 14 and 15, 2003
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?
Assignment (due on May 21 or 22 in class)
Write about a unique cultural event (such as a celebration that is
done only by those who share your culture).
First, write about this celebration for someone who shares your
culture. (write a short, 50-word paragraph)
Then, write about the same celebration for your teacher, who you
assume does not know about this celebration. (write a short, 50-word
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