ENG 1023, Texas Woman's University (Fall 2012)
1) Audience analysis prompt:
Over break, spend some time thinking about our audience. Who are they? How could you describe them? (you might googledemographics, audience, AND the title of whatever publication to read how specifically and thoroughly publications KNOW their audiences.) Write some notes describing them, and thinking through what that means they will want/expect from your text. Find an online publication that is somehow LIKE what you envision us creating, and include a link to it, and some thoughts on what lessons we might take from it for our publication. How should our articles look/sound/feel? What about the design of the thing? Post your thoughts on audience analysis and magazine style to the blog before class on 11/27.
2) Start working on a plan/outline/draft of your text!
Go through what you have already written, What research information do you want to bring forward from the annotated bib or review of lit? Where else have you written about the topic, and your thoughts and ideas on it (your reflections maybe? blog posts?) What else do you think readers will want from the article you are going to write on this topic now? Generate a messy first draft for use in class on Tuesday 11/27 (and bring it however you need to–from paper napkins to electronically).
(Also, don’t forget you have a short reading due in this class: “The Big Four: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity” )