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ERIC Number: ED260458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Audience.
Clinton, DeWitt
One way in which a sense of audience awareness was fostered in students in college composition classes was by creating an exercise designed to challenge them. Rather than simply writing essays to be read by the teacher, the students were guided in selecting publications that might accept and publish their articles. Although most students received letters of rejection, two students did receive acceptances. When students were asked to evaluate the exercise at the end of the semester, nearly all of the students identified how much more enjoyable it was to compose an assignment when a particular audience was addressed. Although the assignment offers risk and is far from perfect, the benefits of the exercise seem to outweigh the risks. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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