When I used to write my focus was to make sure I had all of the required pieces needed. I did not think much into who would be reading my pieces and how they might react to them compared to someone else. I had never thought about how big of an impact the audience had on the way an article should be presented.
In RIT’s Technical Writing and Editing class, I learned quickly that the audience has one of the most defining roles on how an article should be written. One of the readings that really helped me realize this concept was one about designing health forms for less fortunate families so that they could easily be understood. Some of the families may not have the best reading level which can make it very difficult to fill out forms. In order to combat this issue, the document could be edited to use very simple language that is easy to read and not too small. These small changes had the ability to help people get the medications they may need by making a document that could be interpreted by all audiences.
Now, every time I write I make sure to understand what I am writing about and who will be the one reading it. If one is to write for the wrong audience, the document could easily lose its purpose and effect. I plan to use focus on the audience every time I write in the future to help my point get across. I believe it will be beneficial in the workplace to help me present my ideas in more effective way.