Wednesday, February 4

Process memo- Speech Article writing

I thoroughly enjoyed this project, as difficult as it was. From the beginning I was feeling pressured by this article, but I believe that was simply due to the length requirement. I have a hard time fulfilling even the minimum sometimes and feared I would not have enough to write.
My notes were very thorough and assisted in my writing, however it was difficult to remember the context of each mark I had made. I did my best to record entire quotes, there were many quality things Winston Wilkinson said, but it was hard to do while still listening as he continued.
Audience members were interesting to watch. Their facial reactions were not always what I would have expected based off what he was saying, but it was difficult to pinpoint exact terminology as I wrote. Listening, writing, and observing at once, while trying to be accurate- specifically in information and quoting- was a challenge I definitely faced.
While actually writing the article, I found it helpful to have done my research prior to the speech. The background information aided in my overall understanding of what he was discussing during the evening.
If you wouldn’t mind focusing on the layout and order of my writing, that would be helpful. I did my best to not write in chronological order from my notes or his speech, but this made me question the “flow” of the article I wrote. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda: You did well with the overall structure of the story. Word to make your quotes more hard-hitting. They must all stand alone. Dont' bury them in longer grafs. Credit: 10