2Step I: Analyze Your Purpose and Audience

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• List four benefits of going through Step I of the BWP.

• List two questions writers should ask themselves about their purpose.

• List five questions writers should ask themselves about their audience.

• Define the 5W’s and 1H technique.

• Use a Purpose and Audience Analysis Sheet (PAAS) in approaching a writing task.

Give the customer what he or she wants, not what you think the customer ought to have.

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