Assignment 2: Modifying Your Writing Style to Suit the Audience
In this module, you learned that the nature of the audience has a significant impact on your choice of words, tone, and even content. Let us now learn how your writing might be different if you were explaining the same idea to different audience.
Using your revision and editing skills, do the following to complete this assignment:
- Choose one of the following topics to explain to your audience:
- Define the Internet.
- Describe appropriate behavior in a theater.
- Discuss the purpose of education.
- Describe what information can be found on YouTube.
- Explain your topic in 3–5 sentences to a group of fourth graders.
- Explain the same topic in 3–5 sentences to your co-workers.
- In 3–5 sentences, list the differences in these two pieces of writing. Make sure to describe all of the assumptions and adjustments you have made.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M12_A2.doc.
By July 29, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M12: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Your assignment will be reviewed for completeness as well as for grammar.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Identified a topic from the list of topics.||
|Explained the chosen topic in a language suitable for fourth graders.||
|Described the same topic in a language suitable for co-workers.||
|Listed down the differences in terms of assumptions and adjustments made in the two pieces if writings.||
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||