1. Introduction to Write Effectively for Your Audience

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Imagine you got an award at school or at work, and you want to share the news with others.

You might want to send your best friend or your coach a text.

Or, you might want to send an email to your teacher, a potential boss, or a college admissions officer.

For each person you write to, you probably change how you write without realizing it.

But there are also certain steps you can take to help organize your thoughts and choose the right words for each situation.

Think about what you are trying to tell each person.

Is it an important topic or something less meaningful?

Consider the best way to give them that message.

Most people prefer to communicate with others in person, but to get your message to someone faster or when you can’t be with them in person, you may want to use technology to send the message.

The best way to do that depends on how well you know them and how important the message is.

In this lesson, you will practice writing the same message for different audiences using different methods.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to google.com If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, make a copy of the starter project next to the video.

Remove the words “copy of” and add your name to the title.

Then, move on to the next video to write your messages.


  1. Open the starter project.
  2. Rename it.