Adapting to Your Audience
Reasons for Reading
- Why is this audience interested in reading your paper?
- Do they plan to base budget or policy decisions on your paper?
- Do they need background information?
- Are they looking for evidence of problems or solutions?
If you can determine just what your readers need from your paper, then you can be sure to give them the information or analysis they’re looking for. Always begin, then, by asking questions about why readers are reading!