Business Finance
Know your audience

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Instructions: In class we discussed how an effective audience analysis can improve a persuasive message, and we brainstormed different methods and types of questions to use if we were to conduct our own audience analysis. For this activity, you will examine the extent to which an opinion column from The Daily Athenaeum considers its audience – WVU students – in a persuasive message about becoming a resident assistant (RA). Refer to class notes from Unit 6 (Introduction to Rhetoric) about audience analysis to help you complete this activity.

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Activity 12: Know Your Audience Instructions: In class we discussed how an effective audience analysis can improve a persuasive message, and we brainstormed different methods and types of questions to use if we were to conduct our own audience analysis. For this activity, you will examine the extent to which an opinion column from The Daily Athenaeum considers its audience – WVU students – in a persuasive message about becoming a resident assistant (RA). Refer to class notes from Unit 6 (Introduction to Rhetoric) about audience analysis to help you complete this activity. Visit http://www.thedaonline.com/opinion/article_f46a2d0e-affc-11e4-9f5d-bfde139f98b6.html to read the opinion column in The DA titled, “Saving money in college: How being an RA can save on cash” and respond to each of the following questions: (1) Why does getting to know an audience through an audience analysis tend to increase the persuasiveness of a message? (2) To what extent did the columnist take the audience into consideration? Identify at least three specific factors from the article that reflect the columnist’s knowledge of you and of other WVU students. (3) Consider your answer to (2). Did incorporating these factors improve the persuasiveness of the article? Why or why not? (4) Identify two additional questions that the columnist could have asked the audience (WVU students) to make her argument even more persuasive. Explain why each of these questions would be important to ask in relation to the topic of the column. This activity must be submitted to eCampus as either a text submission or an attached file no later than 11:59pm. ...
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Evaluation of College Life
Saving money in college is a recommendable article that describes how being an RA can
save on cash. This article also gives student ideas on how to cope with life as a leaner in college.
Chenoweth grabs this golden chance to express how she survived at college with exceptionally
high levels of financial constraints. Therefore, the primary aim of this activity is to examine and
investigate the magnitude to which an outlook column from this article appraise its audience (in
this case reference students from the WVU) in a persuasive message about becoming a resident
assistant (RA). Additionally, this activity will respond to several questions. First, why does getting
to know an audience through an audience analysis tend to increase the persuasiveness of a
message? Second, to what extent did the column...

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