Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 1.4. Audience

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Audience refers to the type of reader that the author intends to communicate with through the writing. The choice of audience is usually implicit in the style of writing.

Definition (informal)

Audience: Who are you writing it for?


For example, the audience for the Persuasive Essay Example is pre-service teachers, teachers and education lecturers at university.

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

Click on the links to access online resources to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country