Check out this post by Meg Dowell on writing with a purpose from Ryan Lanz’s blog.
by Meg Dowell
You likely learned in school that writing an essay begins with defining your target audience and purpose for reaching out to them. We all wrote that essay about whether or not our school should or shouldn’t have uniforms (did schools who already had uniforms still argue this?). Audience: school board. Purpose: convince the authority figures that we should or should not all dress alike.
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