2 Nov. Podcast Rhetoric.

Part I. Remote Classroom Instructions

For full attendance and participation for 2 Nov 2017, please complete the following
  • 1. Watch Walking Dead, Ep. 3 “Tell it to the Frogs”
  • 2. Listen to a podcast of your choice: any podcast, any genre.
  • 3. Complete a rhetorical analysis of one element assigned to you of the podcast of your choice in your Team Google Doc.

Part II. Class Plan Video

The video covers the following topics:

Podcast Analysis

In today’s video I assess the podcast Radio Lab, ep.8 (Aug, 3 2017) according to the following:
  • 1. Audience: Why does the podcast hold my attention and keep me listening? Does the podcast cover a topic I am especially interested in and in a way that other news outlets or sources do not or cannot? Is the podcast something that my friends and I listen to? Does the podcast you chose provide a model for how to appeal to an audience?
  • 2. Structure: What is the overall structure of the podcast. What sorts of segments make up the overall podcast? How are those segments arranged? Do the hosts announce the transition from one segment to the next? Why is the overall structure effective? Does the podcast provide a structural model?
  • 3. Segments: What sorts of segments are used? Does the podcast provide a model for segment order?
  • 4. Audio: what audio cues are used in the podcast? Are the cues consistent throughout? Is the volume consistent across the whole podcast? Does the podcast provide a model for the types of audio cues? 
  • 5. Conclusion: How does the podcast concludes? Do hosts announce what to expect on the podcast to follow? Is there outgoing audio cues or music? Does the podcast provide a model for how to conclude? 

Part III: Rhetorical Analysis of Podcast

Your final project teams are listed below. For this assignment, click on your name/team link, which directed you to a Google Doc. Each of you need to analyze a podcast of your choice according to the prompts in the Doc.


ENGL.F2 ENGL.N1 ENGL.D2
1. Briana, Josh, Ashna, Katherine, & Samantha 6. Prashikh, Faith, Malek, Giba, & Miguel 11. Chaudhary, Jack, Alex, Ethan, Seth
2. Kusona, Cami, David, Yotam, Morgan 7. Ian, Michael, Patrick, Shiva, & Branden 12. Quentin, Ashley, Patrick, Dzmitry, Michelle
3. Sahil, Jacob, Ben, Felipe, and Bianca 8. Noah, Peter, Seenam, Joseph, & Marisa 13. Emma, Ryan, William, Camille, Zack
4. Shruthi, Sara, Kendall, Elena, Megan 9. Heather, Samwel, Saige, Robert, Kristen 14. Nicole, Gabby, David Saiontz, Pavan, Nish
5. AJ, Kristen, Zoe, Liya, Bruce 10. Gabriella, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Lewey, Anastacia 15. David Huberty, Davis, Jacob, Benjamin, Rohan

26 Oct. Podcast Rhetoric.

Part I. Remote Classroom Instructions

For full attendance and participation for 24 October 2017, please complete the following
  • 1. Upload Literary Analysis Essay to T-Square as .pdf or Word file by 5:00. Be sure to include a title.
  • 2. Spent 5-10 minutes today or in the next few days responding to the Reflection on Literary Analysis Essay prompts below
  • 3. During class today, pay close attention to Mr. Bennett’s talk. You will demonstrate the skills he shares with you in class, in process documents, and in the final podcast assignment.

Part II. Reflection Freewrite/Draft (Complete on your Own)

Take ten minutes and freewrite in response to at least four of the following prompts:
  • 1.What is your argument or purpose, and how did you make the argument or purpose visible in your Literary Analysis Essay?
  • 2. Who is the intended audience for your artifact, and why? How is your choice of audience reflected in your Literary Analysis Essay?
  • 3. What are the defining features of the genre or media that you are using in this project, and how do you make use of these features?
  • 4. If you had more time for revision, what would you change and why?
  • 5. Consider for the final draft: What choices will you make to revise this list into a 1-2 paragraphs for the final draft of the portfolio?

Part III. The Rhetoric of Podcasting

Please give Mr. Bennett your complete attention:
  • 1. Mr. Bennett is the Undergraduate Programming & Engagement Librarian and he hosts the podcast Lost in the Stacks
  • 2. Mr. Bennett will discuss with you topics such as structure, format, aesthetics, and a sound-editing demo to demonstrate “nonverbal” communication in podcasts
  • 3. As we move further along with the project, please remember that the GATech Comm Center will be happy to meet with you individually or in teams to discuss your Podcast drafts

24 Oct. Scene Analysis.

Part I. Remote Classroom Instructions

For full attendance and participation for 24 October 2017, please complete the following
  • 1. Watch Walking Dead, Ep. 1
  • 2. Watch the video lecture below
  • 3. Complete your assigned portion of the Group Sequence Analysis worksheet in your team Google Doc

Part II. Class Plan Video

The video covers the following topics:
  • 1. Housekeeping: Title your papers
  • 2. Model “Sequence Analysis” of Walking Dead, Ep. 1 cold open. A Sequence Analysis is a technique used to close read film/TV for theme and form (i.e.Composition, Sound, Photography, Editing, Audience Address, Acting Style, and/or Costumes)
  • 3. Final project teams and how to access/complete the Google Doc activity: collaborative Sequence Analysis.
  • 4. Overview Podcast assignment and what to expect from class, which is FACE TO FACE on Thursday, Oct 26

 

Part III: Collaborative Sequence Analysis

Your final project teams are listed below. For this assignment, click on your name/team link, which directed you to a Google Doc. Please note that the scene you have been assigned is listed at the top of the Doc. As specified in the Doc, only complete the portion of the Sequence Analysis assigned to you.


ENGL.F2 ENGL.N1 ENGL.D2
1. Briana, Josh, Ashna, Katherine, & Samantha 6. Prashikh, Faith, Malek, Giba, & Miguel 11. Chaudhary, Jack, Alex, Ethan, Seth
2. Kusona, Cami, David, Yotam, Morgan 7. Ian, Michael, Patrick, Shiva, & Branden 12. Quentin, Ashley, Patrick, Dzmitry, Michelle
3. Sahil, Jacob, Ben, Felipe, and Bianca 8. Noah, Peter, Seenam, Joseph, & Marisa 13. Emma, Ryan, William, Camille, Zack
4. Shruthi, Sara, Kendall, Elena, Megan 9. Heather, Samwel, Saige, Robert, Kristen 14. Nicole, Gabby, David Saiontz, Pavan, Nish
5. AJ, Kristen, Zoe, Liya, Bruce 10. Gabriella, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Lewey, Anastacia 15. David Huberty, Davis, Jacob, Benjamin, Rohan

Post 5: Podcast Group Script

Post as a .docx file to the course site a draft of your group script by 12:00 PM Monday, Nov 14. For full credit the script should contain the following:
  • 1. Script Tips
  • 2. 150 words: Introduction: speakers, guests, topic, purpose, and possibly ‘what to expect from the episode.’
  • 3. 500-1000 words: Description of evidence you plan to use, interview questions (if applicable), and draft of analysis/discussion in which the evidence will be embedded.  
  • 4. 150 words: conclusion. Does your podcast meet the goals you established for it.
  • 5. Include sound queues and changes, as well as draft of sources cited in style of your choice. May also want to include notes on what/how you plan to edit.
  • 6. Optional: Notes or questions on what/how you plan to for time and/or legibility.