How to Determine if Your Essay Addresses its Audience


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When it comes to writing, the term audience refers to _____.

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1. In formal writing, all of the following are common traits EXCEPT for _____.

2. You WOULD NOT expect _____ in an informal essay.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When writing an essay, it is important to make sure you are addressing your audience appropriately. Use this assessment to help you understand who the audience is, the purpose for writing, and the proper format of a formal essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to do well on this quiz/worksheet should familiarize themselves with this content:

  • The definition of audience
  • The traits of formal writing
  • The traits of informal writing
  • The structure formal essays follow
  • The purposes of informal writing

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help students practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most critical information from the accompanying lesson on addressing your audience
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define vocabulary terms like audience
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between formal and informal writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the traits of formal and informal writing

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more about this subject can check out the related lesson, How to Determine if Your Essay Addresses its Audience. It will help students meet these goals:

  • Define audience
  • Describe informal writing
  • Define formal writing
  • Distinguish between formal and informal writing