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Academic Writing About Music: Questions, Strategies, and Resources: Home

This writing guide was developed in conversation with graduate students at the Lamont School of Music. It addresses common questions that Lamont students have about their academic music writing and offers strategies that Lamont students and Writing Center

Assessing Audience, Defining Terms, and Providing Context

Assessing Audience, Defining Terms, and Providing Context

Audience

 

Audiences with significant musical or contextual knowledge (for example, professional musicologists or musicians)

 

Audience

Think about the writing decisions you make along an

audience spectrum:Arrow

The more your audience knows,

the less you will need to provide context and define terms.

The less your audience knows,

the more you will need to provide context and define terms. 

Audience

 

Audiences with less musical or contextual knowledge (for example, students in the law school, or public audiences)

 

 

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