Project 3 Begins!!


plural noun: podcasts
  1. 1.
    a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
3rd person present: podcasts
  1. 1.
    make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.

early 21st century: from iPod + broadcast.
Yes, today we are starting our third project, which asks you to create an audio expository composition, or podcast!
Today we will be looking over the assignment, getting situated with it. We’ll also be discussing some of the genre conventions of podcasts, centering our talk around questions like, “what IS a podcast?” and “what makes a GOOD podcast?”
To ground our discussion, we’ll listen to a few samples to get going:
 Toward the end of class, I want to give you guys some writing time to think and brainstorm about this project. Some questions to help guide your process writing:
  1. What are some things you’d be interested in making a podcast about? (list as many as you can)
  2. What do you envision the “tone” of this podcast to be (funny? serious? didactic? conversational?)? In other words, how can you put forth your ethos in this genre and mode of composition?
  3. What are the pieces you need, or might want to have, to put this “puzzle” together? In other words, do you know someone whom you’d like to interview? Is there a location you’d like to record at? Sights, sounds, smells you’d like to capture? (and how could you do that in a purely auditory mode?). Write as descriptively as you can here.



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