Week 2 – Nick Vujicic’s presentation

Optional Study Guide Activity 1: Reflect on Nick Vujicic's presentation According to speechwriting blogger Fletcher Dean (2011a; 2011b), there are five key components to a successful speech. In my opinion, motivational speaker Nick Vujicic (Nick Vujicic - DVD Part 1/11, 2011) successfully incorporated these components into the speech we were asked to examine this week. Dean’s... Continue Reading →


Week 4 – Practice makes perfect

Last week, our study guide included a transcript about an exhibition at Cairns Art Gallery. As an extra activity this week, I rewrote this transcript using the established pattern of writing outlined in our study guide. This pattern is: Indirect quote Direct quote Direct quote Indirect quote/paraphrase Direct quote Direct quote Indirect quote/paraphrase. Here is... Continue Reading →

Week 3 – Practice, practice, practice

This week's extra activity asked me to review the exhibition transcript in my study guide, provide alternative lead sentences and rewrite the first few paragraphs. A lead sentence or paragraph should contain at least four of the five Ws, being who, what, when and where (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith 2012, p. 23). The last W and the... Continue Reading →


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