102G - CN02 - Class Discussion of Doremus and of First Prompt(2)

102G - CN02 - Class Discussion of Doremus and of First Prompt(2)

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UWP 102G Class Notes 02 Class Discussion of Doremus and of First Prompt Administrative d April 14 th : Ruth Gustafson, p April 21 st , Steve Frisch, possibly on the Northern Sierra Partnership http://www.northernsierrapartnership.org/credits.html p Reading and writing assignments for class 3 p My goal that everyone have a writing sample that s/he can confidently show prospective graduate schools and employers Review of CN01 d “In serving the needs of my intended audience, I serve myself.” I “Revision begins with recognition.” New for Today: Introduction to Audience Analysis: The Way We Learn What an Audience Wants or Needs in Written Communication d As we move forward together this quarter, these premises underlie all that we’ll do: o Writing is a form of acting on the world. (environmental and civil rights movements as most specific examples for our purposes) o Writing well is therefore a form of acting on the world effectively o We can define “the world” as your intended audience - the primary audience for the document you’re composing. o We can thus think of writing well as a means of bringing about one or more of these changes in your intended audience:* X X
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X p We can increase our chances of succeeding in all of these objectives if we think about our audience before, as, and after composing a first draft of any workplace document. *Source: Hartman, Neal, “Communication Strategy and Structure,”
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102G - CN02 - Class Discussion of Doremus and of First Prompt(2)

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