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Chapter 16. Writing Across the Curriculu... > Different Strokes for Different Folk... - Pg. 177

Writing Across the Curriculum 177 Different Strokes for Different Folks Every area of study has its own way of looking at the world, and that is how it should be. For example, a musician and a nuclear physicist look at sound very differently; a chemist and a cook rarely regard a pot roast in the same light. To prove my point, here's the same topic as approached by writers in two different areas. The first writer is an historian; the second writer, a geologist. Write Angles What happens if you have to cover two or more different subject areas in the same document? Which audience should you write for? If you try to satisfy everyone, you'll satisfy no one, so play the numbers and aim for the primary audience. From the pen of the historian: Earthquakes can be so deadly that entire cities can be eradicated from the face of the earth. That's exactly what happened in A.D. 365 on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, when an earth- quake measuring 7 on the Richter scale destroyed the city of Kourion and much of Cyprus. The