In developing the objectives for your script you must keep one
important thing in mind - the audience at which your program will be
These are the people who will be using and learning from your
You must take a close look at audience characteristics such as
age and educational level, knowledge of the subject and attitude toward it,
on the objective you develop. The audience is the determining factor when
you consider the complexity of ideas to be presented.
For example, you
wouldn't develop a college level program if the majority of your audience
hasn't finished high school.
The audience also affects the rate at which
the topic is developed, and the vocabulary level used for captions and
narration. For example, you might not need as much repetition and summaries
of key points with an audience consisting of experienced soldiers as you
would with fresh recruits.
The following is an example of an objective developed according to the
material just covered. This objective will also be used to develop the rest
of the material required to write a script.
Signal School students in a radio operators
The student will ......
stick, tape, 3 feet of WD-1 wire.
The antenna must be operational within 15