Friday, June 17, 2011

Annotated Research: Audience and Writing

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.

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