Who is your audience?
Before you write your essay, it is important to know who your audience is.
- What is their background?
- How much do they already know about your topic?
- What other information do they need to know?
These questions are important, as they will help you focus your writing on reaching a target audience. If you are writing a science paper, and your audience has a scientific background, than you need to use vocabulary and language that is familiar to them. But if you are writing a science paper to an audience that does not have a scientific background, then you need to make sure to write in a way that they understand.