Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Audience and Persuasion


Question: Can students who are given information about the audience’s knowledge of a topic apply that knowledge of the audience to persuasive writing?

Answer: “…students given ample information about the audience relative to the topic had more consciously produced arguments, adaptations, and appeals, had a higher level of audience adaptation, and were considered more persuasive by their readers.” P. 247.

Comment: Students can apply audience information about a topic to their persuasive writing. RayS.

Title: “Audience Analysis and Persuasive Writing at the College Level.” Kathleen Black. Research in the Teaching of English (October 1089), 231-253.

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