CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Instructional Note: Understanding Audience: Using Online Surveys in First-Year Writing Courses

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Publication Title

Teaching English in the Two-Year College

Volume

36

First Page

294

Last Page

300

Abstract

To gain an understanding of how audiences shape the way they write, students use online surveys in order to gather information about their audiences—information that helps them create persuasive presentations in a first-year writing course.