The whole process of creating a podcast has been very eye opening. At the beginning, I had no idea what a podcast was or the steps to create one. However, from this project I have learned many new things. In addition, I have come to appreciate the world around me, especially the things that occur. It was nice and refreshing to look up and focus on only my surroundings. Besides that, the whole process of doing research on the place I chose and doing my own research, has strengthened my overall skills in writing.
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My first approach to the PodcastProject was to decided where I would do my observations on. I chose the Activities and Recreational Center because I go there on a regular basis to exercise, but was also curious of what goes on in there besides just the gym. I first did some research on the ARC and found information our own UCD website. From then on, I went to observe the area, taking note of my other senses besides just sight. After, I had to formulate a outline, described in my learning journal five. This helped significantly when writing the first draft. Because we already separated our observations, thoughts, and chose the quotes we wanted from the sources, it was easy to incorporate these into my writing. What I found difficult when observing was focusing on other senses and surroundings rather than just the people. I noticed a pattern where the people coming and going would end up doing the same activity, so I had a lot of the same observations written down. In the future I will try focusing on my other senses and less of what people do.
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I believe I have strengthened my skills in research and process. Through this project, I got to do my own primary research, while also looking up secondary research. With that, I was able to formulate my own analysis and write this podcast script. In addition, I have taken into account of what audience I am writing to and adjust my tone to suit it. I found that this is important to be able to connect with the audience better. I feel that I can take these strengthened skills and apply it to my future assignments and work. Many classes will require reading and researching. I will have the ability to synthesize a paper according to my audience.
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