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Nico Garcia

First Three Essay + Target Audiences

due 9-3

Inspiring a Movement (Michael Del Genio, pg 3) Del Genio’s target audience in this essay is the average American citizen with no pre-defined views on the causes and consequences of America’s failing health. I say ‘average’ because at one point Del Genio points out that FitzGerald’s target audience with her original essay was made up of nurses and health professionals; people who are privy to the details and technical information presented in the original essay. Del Genio conveniently skimps out on this dense material, instead giving us the general outline of FitzGerald’s paper. If his target audience was made up of health professionals, he either would’ve written a more technical essay or simply promoted FitzGerald’s. Del Genio’s audience is also assumed to be made up of people who are neither strongly promoting or denouncing corporate junk-food giants. He doesn’t use language that rallies in either direction and he maintains a mostly objective narrative, only using strong words when quoting or referencing FitzGeralds’ own essay. Exegesis of Mark 1:14-28 (Erin Bynes, pg 9) The target audience in this essay is made up of devout Christians. In this context, devout means those who take their faith seriously and actively pursue greater understanding of their faith. Naturally, someone not of Christian faith – say an atheist or Buddhist – would have limited interest in the Bible to begin with and would probably not care to study the narrative styles of the Bible’s authors. Practicing Christians may feel like this exegesis will enhance their faith through a greater understanding of the Bible. The Mystery of Sight (Gretel Kauffman, pg 15) While this essay would appeal to anyone simply because its interesting, it’s aimed primarily at people who enjoy suspense and deception in different medias, from mystery novels to horror movies. Not only does Kauffman open the essay by implying that perception is integral to the mystery novel experience, she makes numerous references to movies and series in which the reader/movie-goer is deceived and all the methods in which this deception is carried out. Naturally, people who don’t care for mystery novels or suspenseful ‘keep you guessing’ movies won’t be interested; not having experienced it as much, they won’t be able to relate to the material as well. Non-mystery novel people may not consider this essay to be relevant to their lives.