Writing for a Reader: Knowing Your Audience
From Jeff Layne
CSU, Chico Communications Studies Graduate Student
Presenter Marissa Luna explains how the style of a student’s writing can – and should – vary, depending on the audience. She begins with an example of a student writing to her friend about missing events due to illness and contrasts it with a letter by the same student to her instructor about missing a class due to illness. She explains that the person/persons for whom a piece of writing is intended determines what is written, what examples and details to include, and the writing style.
Recorded: April 9, 2014