Question: What is the effect of audience awareness on writing?
Answer: “Found a significant correlation between audience awareness and overall writing effectiveness.” H. Walker. 1987. P. 219.
Comment: The accumulation of evidence in studies indicates that awareness of audience is one key to writing effectiveness. However, exactly how that awareness is used to adapt one’s writing to the audience is not clearly defined, in my opinion. What seems to be clear is that adapting to audience comes best in the revision stage of writing. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1988), 213-227.