Week 9 – Reflection

Workbook Activity 4: Post a final submission post that is a reflective piece.  Okay, it’s time for some honesty. I have really struggled with this term. Really, truly. Not with understanding the course material per se – although, that has happened – but with the amount of time and level of critical thinking that Assignment... Continue Reading →


Week 9 – Deliver the script

Workbook Activity 2: Do a dry run of reading your draft audiovisual script. Record the reading and reflect on areas that need improvement.  https://soundcloud.com/taylor-battersby/dry-run-script   Of all the recordings I have done this term, I found this recording (Battersby, 2018) the most difficult. This is because I tried to switch back and forth between my... Continue Reading →

Week 9 – Draft script

Workbook Activity 1: Draft one page of an audiovisual script associated with your final assignment. VISION AUDIO XLS: Vision of mine workers in high-vis uniform walking off plane and onto tarmac at Moranbah Airport. Reducing the impacts of FIFO workforces on mining communities will be the focus for new State MP Eileen Isaac during her first... Continue Reading →

Week 8 – Oral presentation reflection

Workbook Activity 1 (4): Reflect on the oral presentation activity.  Well, wasn't this activity a doozy (thanks Kate :p)! I actually almost had a full-on meltdown when I read this week's workbook and saw the size of the task (Ames, 2018), though my stress is somewhat self-inflicted (whose idea was it to go on a... Continue Reading →

Week 8 – Oral presentation

Workbook Activity 1: Develop a presentation and associated script that outlines the structure of your entire speech. Presentation: Script: Slide (What people will see) Talking points/Script (What people will hear) 1. Alone Start with illustration story – description of the conditions that non-resident workers live in and with. [Note: rhetorical device = anecdote and amplification;... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Review the Clayman reading

Workbook Activity 3: Review the Clayman reading, summarise the key points, and relate this to Assessment 2.  Firstly, I have to say, I found this week’s reading (Clayman, 1990) extremely difficult to understand. It was very wordy and written in quite a highbrow manner in which the author seemed to use pompous-sounding words for the... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Features of a genre

Workbook Activity 1: Discuss chat-based programming.  For this activity, I chose to review a five minute segment of the April 12 episode of The Project (Whitty, Kennett, Holt & McGinlay, 2018). From the very beginning, the episode fit the chat-based programming bill of personalised, witty and humourous television, with an underlying risk of transgression (Tolson,... Continue Reading →

Week 6 – Formal and impromptu speeches

Workbook Activity 2: Explain the differences and similarities between a formal and an impromptu speech.  https://soundcloud.com/taylor-battersby/formal-and-impromptu-speeches References Ames, K. (2018). COMM12033 Speech & Script – Week 6: Genres of Speech - Corporate. Rockhampton: CQUniversity. Battersby, T. (2018, April 11). Formal and impromptu speeches [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/taylor-battersby Riley, K. (1993). Telling more than the truth: Implicature, speech acts,... Continue Reading →


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