ERIC Number: ED276007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Audience Awareness: Methods and Madness.
Willey, R. J.
Using Barry Kroll's distinction of the three perspectives of audience dominant in the field of composition, this paper presents methods for teaching audience awareness in freshman composition. The theories underlying the rhetorical, informational, and social perspectives of audience are discussed; and the methods typical of each perspective are dealt with, referring readers to specific pedagogies, heuristics, and methods for teaching audience awareness to freshmen. The social perspective is emphasized as the most valuable and important perspective and the methods for teaching this perspective are offered in detail. To support the social perspective, guidelines for conducting successful peer evaluation workshops and giving assignments involving dialog writing are offered. (SRT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (37th, New Orleans, LA, March 13-15, 1986).