Essay Writing Stages: Define your target audience

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First, you need define your target audience.

Here are some approaches in relation to the public

You sell a product:

  • To what audience will be focused your essay? Which writing style will appeal to them?
  • How would you change your choice of words, if your audience were children?
  • What are your readers? Visitors from abroad? Your parents?

If you report an event:

How would you describe the facts of a crime that you have experienced?

Exercise text for essay help ideas:

Use this exercise to identify your audience and your audience. If you are writing an essay, it is very important to think about who will read the writing. If you write for a doctor, you would strike a different tone than if you write to your friend, who has just graduated from high school.

Here are some questions that will help you in thinking about who your target audience so that you can write accordingly.

  • What is the age range shalt write for you?
  • Mature audience
  • Avoid modern slang / things that might confuse readers
  • Junior audience
  • Use less complicated words / concepts of
  • Communication is the key when writing.
  • When you have lost the one you lost everything.
  • What is their level of education?
  • Similar to the previous topic in age
  • Think about whether the audience is able to understand your words.
  • If not, change your writing, to make it clear.
  • Is it a professional audience? (Right or wrong)


Be more formal and avoid the first-person perspective and colloquialisms.


Anything goes, as long as the audience understands.

What is their socio-economic level?

  • Make sure that the audience can identify with what is written about you.
  • Consider their lives and the things that they regularly experience
  • Are there common interests with the audience?
  • Use common interests and refer to examples or personal stories connect to the audience.
  • If your writing is assessed, who controls it?
  • If there are several target groups, identify the primary and direct your letter from them.
  • Check the information to the audience.