In addition to completing the Analyzing Your Audience activity, it’s a good idea to write about your audience and share your thinking with your peers and your professor. Because you’re not writing just for your professor and have to anticipate the needs and knowledge of a fairly broad audience, it’s important to spend some time really thinking about how you will write appropriately for your academic audience.
Share your results from your Analyzing Your Audience activity as well as your notes or writing journal with your classmates. What similarities do you see between your own analysis and your classmates’? If you notice big differences, it would be wise to check with your professor.
The Excelsior OWL provides many excellent resources to help you think about your audience as you write, so you should also check out this Changing Audiences page, as well as this Argument and Audience Activity.