Overview: To complete this activity, you will create a series
of interview or survey questions. Then, you will use these questions to interview
five college students or to survey 20
college students in order to find out what the readers of your issue analysis
already know about your issue. You will use the results from your interview or
survey to write a brief report exploring the connections between your readers
and your issue.
this Report: To learn what your readers already know about your
issue so that you can shape your issue analysis to better meet their needs and
audience for this report will be your instructor. However, you will need to
address your interview or survey questions to college students. I will be
reading and evaluating your interview or survey questions along with your
audience exploration report.
Content:Please submit your report in a folder clearly labeled
with your name and email address. Your portfolio should include:
The final draft of your audience exploration
report formatted with one-inch margins, double-spaced lines, and a readable
(e.g., not in italics or script) 12-point font.
Your interview or survey questions
A record of responses to your questions
Printed copies of your topic proposal and my
reactions to it
Requirements: The audience
exploration report should be roughly 500 words in length. In the report you
Describe students' knowledge of your issue.
Summarize their attitudes toward your issue.
Describe the complexity with which students
viewed your issue. Did they recognize the range of positions and
approaches people take? Did they simplify the issue as a pro/con debate?
Discuss, based on what your audience thinks about
your issue, what will you need to do to show them that your issue is
complex and that it goes beyond a simple pro/con debate.