Knowing Your Audience

Assignment 1: Discussion—Knowing Your Audience

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 readings for this module, 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?

Write your initial response in about 150–200 words. Apply APA  standards to citation of sources. Make sure to quote or paraphrase at  least two outside sources in your answer.

By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Discussion Grading Table  Maximum Points    Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment   16    Quality of responses to classmates  12    Frequency of responses to classmates  4    Reference to supporting readings and other materials  4    Language and grammar  4    Total:  40               M12 Assignment 1 Discussion  Discussion Topic           Due October 6 at 11:59 PM