Which Of The Tips On The Handout For Writing Reader-Based Prose Case Study

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Which of the tips on the handout for writing reader-based prose seem the most useful? Why? As I examined Fowler’s (1993), article, I was struck by a common theme that wove through three of the tips, making them the moist useful to me as a writer. Fowler (1983) suggests that one should, “anticipate, your audience’s response”, “organize for the creative reader”, and “use cues to guide your reader” (Fowler, 1983, pp.1-2). The first tip, “analyze your audience”, appears to be the natural starting point for determining, the gap in knowledge between one’s assessment of where they think an audience is, versus where they need to be in order to fully comprehend the argument being presented (Fowler, 1983, p.1). This also means that the writer must …show more content…
Which did you prefer? What is the most significant difference between the two?
As I read the excerpt from Fowler’s (1981), revising writer based prose, I was impressed by the natural voice offered by the reader-based revision. The first draft appeared very clinical, and was disengaged from the reader. Booth, Colomb, and Williams,(2008) offer that a writer has the responsibility to put themselves in the shoes of the reader in order to question one’s own evidence and logic (Booth, Colomb, & Williams, 2008, p.141). Fowler (1981), echoes this statement when she states that, “Good writers frequently test their writing as they compose, imagining a readers response to a given word or statement and revising accordingly”(Fowler, 1981, p.72). In light of these insights, it ecomes clear, that the author had the reader’s interest in mind, trying to anticipate questions or additional informational needs as the paper was rewritten (Fowler, 1981).

Locate an example of writer-based prose and an example of reader-based prose in your Issue Statement Essay. Explain why you selected these specific examples.

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This sample of writing provides a “cue that previews meaning” through the presentation of a “Purpose Statement” (Fowler, 1993). Even though this is still a clinical example of my writing, it allows the reader to get a sample of what the remaining article is about (Fowler, 1983).

Flower L.S. (1981). Revising writer-based prose. Journal of Basic Writing, 3(3), 62-74. Retrieved from https://cupo.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-90511-dt-content-rid- 942671_1/courses/20161010459/resources/week7/w7_Revising_Writer_Based_Prose.pdf
Flower, L.S. (1993). Tips on writing reader based prose. In Problem solving strategies for writing (4th ed.). New York, NY: Harcourt. Retrieved from https://cupo.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-90511-dt-content-rid- 942671_1/courses/20161010459/resources/week7/w7_Tips_on_writing_reader_based_pr ose.pdf
Hand, S. (2015, May 29). Week 4 – Issue statement with outside sources. [Discussion board comment]. Retrieved from

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