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Writing to a Specific Audience - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to help you understand writing for a specific audience or reader. You'll learn all about ways to determine whom to address your essay to, and how to figure out if your essay has addressed its target reader. The following topics are included in this chapter:
- Writing for a specific audience
- Determining the best audience for your work
- Examining if your essay properly addresses its audience
Our expert instructors have compiled these video lessons to help you learn the essentials of writing for an audience. The lessons feature interactive timelines so you can skip topics you're already familiar with and revisit those you need to spend more time on. Use the practice quizzes at the end of each lesson to check what you've learned, and the chapter exam to see if you're ready to move on to new topics.
1. Writing for Your Audience
To be effective, essays and other documents should be written to appeal to their target audience. Learn how to write for an audience by considering fundamental characteristics such as positions, perspectives, and knowledge of the most likely readers.
2. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Determining the best audience for an essay is important so that the writing can target the right readers. Learn why it's so important to determine the audience and how to do so by considering the word choices, the length of the piece, and the overall look and design.
3. How to Determine if Your Essay Addresses its Audience
The difference between a formal and informal essay lies in determining its intended audience. Learn how to use grammar, point of view, and structure to ensure that a piece of writing reaches the right readers in both formal and informal essays.
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