The concept of audience is often overlooked by students when writing in an academic setting. However, knowing your reader is an essential part of creating an authoritative essay.
Have you even considered what impact does the concept of audience have on writing?
Using the online readings, respond to the following:
- How does the audience influence the structure, tone, word choice, and content of an essay?
- Consider the audience in a classroom setting. What assumptions might you make regarding your audience?
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The audience is an integral component to the design of an essay. A writer wants to construct an essay in order to make it accessible to a reader. A paper that is on molecular biology would be written differently for a group of English majors than for a group of biologists. Certain jargon can be used if the paper is written for a group that is familiar with the topic that can't be used. Additionally, more explanatory language should be included for a reader that is unfamiliar with the topic. This applies for all of the features of an essay.
A classroom setting will allow more assumptions to be made on the knowledge base of the audience. An assumption could also include a more casual tone being acceptable.
Furthermore, a classroom setting allows for considerable familiarity with the audience, which allows for the varied features of the essay to be designed to meet the enjoyment of the audience.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:48 pm ad1c9bdddf>