ROSHAAN AMEERDISCUSSIONPUBLIC SPEAKING "Beware of topics that are inherently technical and of treating ordinarysubjects in a technical fashion. Although you may be familiar with theprinciples and vocabulary of international ﬁnance or clinical psychology,most of your classmates probably are not." I selected this piece of the text because I think that I can have a tendencyto speak about things without realizing that other people may not have thesame previous knowledge about speciﬁc subjects or vocabulary that Imight have. I plan on speciﬁcally applying this to my growth as a public speaker bymaking sure that I am explicitly explaining any subject speciﬁc concepts orvocabulary words that my audience might not be familiar with. I mightcheck with other people in my life to see how many people are alreadyfamiliar with certain concepts or vocabulary. When it comes to writing for scholastic purposes, it is essential to bear inmind both your readership and the degree of knowledge that they possess.It is imperative that you keep in mind that not all of your readers will havethe same degree of acquaintance with specialised themes and theterminology that is associated with them, despite the fact that you mightbe knowledgeable about these areas. Students frequently make the error of approaching common subjects in anoverly academic manner, which is one of the most common mistakes theymake. This can occur if the writer places an excessive amount of emphasison the language and specialised nomenclature of a particular ﬁeld, eventhough it is possible that doing so is neither essential nor appropriate inthe given context. This can lead to writing that is difﬁcult to comprehend,
which may turn off readers who are unfamiliar with the words being usedin the text. When writing about subjects that are essentially specialised, it is equallynecessary to exercise extreme caution. Certain domains, such asinternational ﬁnance or clinical psychology, are notoriously difﬁcult tocomprehend on a general level and call for in-depth training. Although it isimportant to include technical terminology when it is necessary to conveyspeciﬁc ideas or concepts, it is also important to ensure that you areexplaining these terms in a way that is understandable to readers who maynot be familiar with them. This is because readers who are unfamiliar withthese terms are more likely to be interested in what you have to say. It is essential to achieve an equilibrium between the level of technologicalexpertise and the level of accessibility in either scenario. This can beaccomplished by providing deﬁnitions of technical words when they areﬁrst presented, providing background for why particular concepts or ideasare essential, and making use of instances or parallels to assist inillustrating difﬁcult concepts. If you do this, you can make sure that yourwriting is understandable to a large number of people and that your ideasare communicated in a way that is both straightforward and effective.