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ERIC Number: EJ833308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Understanding Audience: Using Online Surveys in First-Year Writing Courses
Lutkewitte, Claire
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v36 n3 p294-300 Mar 2009
Although students must understand the rhetorical medium that they use to present their proposals to their fellow classmates, they must also understand how audiences shape the rhetorical medium and shape how they create texts. Surveying audience members can help students figure out the best strategies to present their proposals and, in doing so, can help students address the differing opinions that audience members might have. In this article, the author describes how her students use online surveys in order to gather information about their audiences--information that helps them create persuasive presentations in a first-year writing course. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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