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WRIT 1110: Seminar in Academic Writing: Publications - Intended Audience

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Ask yourself the following

  • Who did the author write the work for?
    • The general population?
    • Other specialists in the field?

Search Tips

As we learned in the previous module, there are basically three types of publications. The audience is different for each:


  • written for the general public


  • written for scholars in the field


  •  written for professionals in a particular trade/field/industry

Give it a Try

Click on the links below and determine the intended audience (general public or experts in the field):

1. Ball, Richard, and Kateryna Chernova. "Absolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness." Social Indicators Research 88.3 (2008): 497-529. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Aug. 2009.

2. Levine, Beth. "The Happiness Equation." Woman's Day 16 Aug. 2008: 27-28. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Aug. 2009.

To check your answers, click the "more" links below.