Week 1 – Record your voice

Workbook Activity 3: Record your voice https://soundcloud.com/taylor-battersby/news-script   It might be cliche, but I really do hate the sound of my own voice. Really. To me, my voice sounds so much deeper when I'm talking than what it does when I listen back to a recording. *Cringes in shame*. So I found critiquing my own... Continue Reading →


Week 1 – Discuss the importance of voice

Workbook Activity 2: Discuss the importance of voice There is no doubt that Julia Gillard has an unusual voice. Cornell (VoiceCoachGlobal, 2010) describes it as tight, breathless and nervy-sounding and I have to agree with her. I also agree with Cornell’s (VoiceCoachGlobal, 2010) statement that Julia’s voice is catered more towards Australia’s working class. However,... Continue Reading →

Week 1 – Different purpose, different writing

Inquiry: Review and compare the way the same story is presented in different ways For a media practitioner to write effectively, they must know their audience. The authors of the two articles I was asked to compare this week definitely knew their audiences. Each article is written with a different level of formality to keep... Continue Reading →


Week 1 – Quiz reflection

I was very happy that I got seven out of eight for my first quiz of the course. However, I was quite surprised that the question I got wrong was about quotes. I'd always thought that I had a good grasp on those. I will have to make sure that I pay closer attention to... Continue Reading →


Week 1 – Blog life

Practical: Register my blog and introduce myself Well, this is my very first post on my very first blog. How exciting! I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Taylor and I'm from a small mining town in Central Queensland. I work part time as a regulatory officer in local government. This can be... Continue Reading →



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