Writing for an Audience
Writing for an audience is when a student learns how to identify and write for a specific group of people. When someone writes a book, article, essay or presentation, they are always writing it for a certain audience. By identifying this group, the writer can tailor their message so that it appeals to their audience. This technique helps students and writers figure out the best ways to meet their audience’s needs.
Writing for an audience refers to how writers build an argument or arrange information to help a specific group of people. When writers know who their audience is, they are able to figure out which information to include and the type of supporting details they need to incorporate into their argument. For example, a writer may provide more information and explanations if they assume that their readers are less knowledgeable than they are. If the writer thinks that the reader is an expert in the field, they will not waste time describing key terminology.