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 8 – Quiz reflection

I was nervous about this week's quiz because I've never been good with maths, especially when it comes to percentages. So, I was grateful that the reading (Hicks 2013, pp. 158-161) was short so it could be over and done with quickly. Its shortness also made me feel a bit more confident about my chances... Continue Reading →

Week 8 – Fake it ’til you make it

Practical: Write a media release For this week's practical activity, I was asked to write a media release using a provided fake scenario. I found writing this release quite hard as it had to be written as an organisation's response to bad news. Whitaker, Ramsey and Smith (2012, p. 301) say that while these issues... Continue Reading →


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