Purpose and Audience

The following classroom exercises are designed to help students develop a keener understanding of what it means to write with a particular purpose in mind and/or for a specific audience.

This one starts by asking students to think about Professional and Technical Communication rhetorically:

Rhetoric Exercises

These more specifically focus on the concepts of purpose and audience:

Purpose Exercises

Audience Exercises

Other exercises get into more niche categories of purpose and audience. For example, the “angry email” exercise linked below asks students to consider how they construct tone in professional communication.

Angry Email Exercise

Other exercises are geared more toward having students develop analytical skills by looking at exemplars in a specific genre.

Introduction to Reports: PAD Analysis of Exemplars

The following exercise follows a similar format but focuses on recommendation report examples.

Recommendation Report Design Analysis

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