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Module 5 - 17 Module Five: Interview and Commentary Module 5 Due Date: 28 October 2010 Value: 20% Objectives: 1. Understand the importance of the interview as a source of information for research papers and other forms of writing. 2. Learn how to conduct a successful interview. 3. Recognize the importance of preparation and background research to the success of the interview. 4. Become familiar with the process of transcribing and commenting on the interview. Readings Kay L. Stewart, Marian E. Allen and Shelley Galliah Forms of Writing (5 th edition) Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2009. Chapter 10, pp. 103-105. READER: Camille Paglia and Maer Roshan. “Drudge Match: Camille Paglia Gets Intimate with the Shadowy Wizard of the Web” Radar Vol. 1 No. 2 (Summer 2003): 82- 102. READER: Craig McLean, “Dan the Man” The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jul/04/daniel-radcliffe-harry-potter-jk-rowling Commentary Interviews are an invaluable source of information for journalists, sociologists, psychologists, and historians, to name a few. CBC Radio, for example, would just be a lot of dead air without them!! However, any interview is only as good as the interviewer. The latter’s job is to elicit information from the subject that will provide a clearer and fuller understanding of a matter of interest. The interviewer must also be able to transcribe the interview and edit it for
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