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