You are asked to provide a handout for an audience who will be attending a talk on your topic (the topic is whatever term you have decided to define and describe). Ask yourself, what precisely my readers need to know and why do they need to know it. Will they be using the tool, selling the tool, manufacturing the tool? It helps to write a purpose statement prior to writing your definition. (You must include a purpose statement at the bottom of your cover page. Begin this purpose statement with “The purpose of this document is to . . . .). You must also name your audience in the purpose statement.