The final week of the portfolio includes a draft script, an audio dry run of reading this draft script, and a overall reflection of the nine week blog post activities, (CQUniversity, 2018a).
Audio dry run through of script above:
Reflection of blog assignment from week 1 to 9.
Where do I start. The weekly blogging activity for me has been an experience. I have found it useful, and it has been a great learning tool. As the unit goes into great detail learning about speech and script.
There were times where I was challenged to read material that I would not normally read. Which required me to really focus hard on the reading, to be able to pull out the key points and summarise them in a discussion.
I have appreciated having the opportunity to practice my writing and opportunities to practice recording voiceovers.
It has been interesting to learn more about the different perspective, of when you are looking at your own voice as a tool to use it professionally, as opposed to everyday talk. When critically reviewing the voice overs, it allowed me to use the theory and terms that I had learnt in an actual practical experience, which I found really useful.
I have learnt a lot. Learnt more about the theory of speech and voice. Learning about what rhetoric is and how it is present in our every day life (Aristotle, 350 B.C.E.).
I have really worked on my time management skills. Trying to balance my time between assignments, with trying not to spend more time on one assignment for a unit and then having to try and catch up on another. That has been challenging for me.
There were days, where I felt really overwhelmed by workload. I would have to walk away from it for a couple of days and then come back to it refreshed.
There were some activities where I thought they would be done a lot quicker, however, in the end took a lot longer to complete than expected. Working on it one step at a time, until the blog assignment was completed.
It has been a huge assignment, though I have really enjoyed it, and feels good to complete it and submit it.
My understanding and knowledge of speech and script has improved a lot because of this unit. I have had experience in both of these areas of speech and script prior to this unit.
However, I have had the opportunity to learn more about speech and script in this unit. It is structured well, and I liked how each weekly activity had a purpose, and went into different aspects of speech and script.
Moving forward onto the final assignment, I feel very organised, with the structure, outline in place.
That comes from having those weekly activities in this assignment where we did focus on what goes in a speech, who the speech is for, why and how, (CQUniversity, 2018).
As well as during the blogging activities, looking at examples of professional voice, genre’s of speech and what makes a good speech, (CQUniversity, 2018).
The final assignment is almost complete and I am looking at submitting it hopefully in the next couple of days.
Aristotle. (350 B.C.E) Rhetoric. Rhys Roberts, W. (Trans). Retrieved from http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.mb.txt
CQUniversity. (2018). Lesson 7: Genres of Speech – Media, e-course, Retrieved from https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/pluginfile.php/1301697/mod_resource/content/2/COMM12033_Week7_Mod.pdf
CQUniversity. (2018a). Lesson 9: Writing speech – script writing, e-courses, Retrieved from https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/pluginfile.php/1301750/mod_resource/content/1/COMM12033%20Week%209%20%E2%80%93%20Workbook.pdf
CQUniversity. (2018b). Week 9 – Workbook, e-courses, COMM12033 Speech and Script, Workbook activities, CQUniversity, Retrieved from https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/pluginfile.php/1301725/mod_resource/content/1/COMM12033%20Week%208%20%E2%80%93%20Workbook.pdf