Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Topic: Writing and Audience.

10-second review: Students in the group that received instruction in adapting writing to audience significantly improved in writing achievement; students in the comparison group, receiving no instruction about audience, did not.

Title: The Effect of Audience Adaptation Activities on Writing Apprehension, Writing Achievement, and Awareness of Audience. D. Walker. Dissertation Abstracts International, 54-115-A. (University Microfilms No. 12-35, 089), 1993.

Comments: I have to admit that I did not, as a teacher of writing, emphasize audience as I should have. I can accept that emphasizing audience and methods of adapting to it in writing will increase writing achievement. RayS.

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