ERIC Number: ED193679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Audience Analysis Unit for Expository Writing I.
Barnoske, Kathy; Wilson, Leslie
A unit is described for teaching audience analysis in a high school expository writing course. The five main sections of the unit are (1) an analysis of audience as part of writing, (2) the writer as a decision maker, (3) testing audience reaction during the composing process, (4) post-communication audience reaction assessment, and (5) experiments and methods of implementation. Included in the fifth section are three experiments for orienting student writers to their audiences and four suggestions for implementing audience analysis. The experiments are augmented with tips for students evaluating the papers of their peers, proofreading pointers (content and form), and a list of questions to ask during self-evaluation of writing. The suggested methods of implementation revolve around the projection of personas in writing, audience identification, audience traits, and the kinds of assumptions that are made based on audience traits. An outline for teaching reader-centered writing and a list of four references that discuss the audience orientations of writers are attached. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Audience Response
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (11th, Oak Brook, IL, October 16-18, 1980).