Question: How specific does audience analysis have to be for effective writing?
Answer: “Found that a conscious construction of audience characteristics was not necessary for competent writing.” KA Bieke. 1985. P. 203.
Comment: Most students would not spend a great deal of time analyzing audience characteristics in detail, anyway. Still, there might come a time when a detailed listing of audience characteristics could be helpful. Might be useful to have students try it once in a while. 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.