Question: What effect does knowledge of audience have on writing quality?
Answer: “Showed that good writers took greater advantage of audience information than poor writers.” BA Rafoth. 1985. P. 204.
Comment: The research evidence seems overwhelming. Attention to audience makes a difference in writing quality. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1986), 198-215.