Friday, August 5, 2011
Audience in Writing
Question: What are the effects of choosing an audience in writing assignments?
Answer: “Assigning an audience increased students’ interest, effort, and use of audience-based strategies.” JM Redd-Boyd and WH Slater. 1989. P. 430.
Comment: I never bothered much with audience when I was teaching writing. However, the research is overwhelming that defining audience is important. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.