Audience assessment - pre-existing knowledge questions and...

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Audience Assessment After reading the section of Chapter 11 devoted to interviews (pp. 589-595), interview a member of your target audience – someone in a position to help solve this problem (perhaps because they are part of the cause). Start with your list of prepared questions but don’t be restricted by it. Learn what solutions have been proposed and attempted, and what are thought to be the causes of the problem. Describe your proposed solution and solicit feedback. Ask - what obstacles do you see with my plan? Writ a short analysis of your audience (see the model on pp. 462-463). Describe your audience’s
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Unformatted text preview: pre-existing knowledge, questions, and biases/attitudes. What does your audience expect and need from you? What will be your purpose in writing (e.g., reframe the problem; reverse his/her thinking on the topic; reverse his/her supervisor’s mind; help by suppling new ideas or needed information; supply the mechanics of the solution; motivate those with funds…). Bring the audience assessment to your scheduled conference....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course WRIT 1110 taught by Professor Gordon during the Spring '10 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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