Monday, March 5, 2012


Question: Which audiences do students adapt for: non-academic or academic?

Answer: “Writing for a non-academic audience, college students perceiving differences in audience’s knowledge adapted their texts, while students writing for an academic audience did not adapt their texts despite perceiving differences in audience knowledge.” E Odoroff. 1987. P. 215.

Comment: Well, I guess audience differences in knowledge of non-academics was perceived as significant, while academics are academics regardless of differences in knowledge. The students probably perceived that essential knowledge is present that enables the audience to understand what is written. I guess. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Ed. JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1989), 208-222.

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