2. Do my stories interest you?
The stories that I created
seems that they are interested
because six people said yes
which is 100%.
3. Do you think my stories are concise?
I asked them a question and all
of them said yes which is 100%
which means my stories are
4. Are my stories easy to understand?
The question was, ‘Are my
stories easy to understand?’
and all of six people replied
and say yes which is 100%. So
this means that my stories are
easy to understand.
5. Do you think I need to add/remove
I asked them that do I need to
add or remove anything. Five
people said no which means I
don’t need to remove or add it
but one person said yes that I
need to change it but I don’t
know what I need to do which
will be on the next question.
No have 83.33% and Yes have
16.67% which means most of
people said I don’t need to
change it at all.
6. If yes, please tell me.
The question is about that do I
need to change it and this is
only for who said yes. The
person who said yes, they
answered this question which
it says, ‘ Maybe a little bit
shorter next time’ which is a
good advice so next time I will
make sure I can make it little
bit shorter so I don’t bore
people with my stories. Other
four people have replied
because I have made a mistake
that I accidently tick this
require an answer which not
everyone can answer it if they
7. Should We Recycle in College?
This story is promotional news because it is trying to raise awareness about
this issue. The questions I asked tutors/students were mainly closed
questions however the people who answered changed them to open
questions because they expanded on their points. One of the reasons I
created this story is because I knew someone who worked in this area,
therefore when I asked him questions, I got very detailed answers which I
could choose what I wanted to include. The techniques I was supposed to use
such as who, what, where, when, why and how were used throughout the
story except for when, I didn’t include this because it is an on-going issue. I
think my final edited piece is correct, concise and clear because I have
included the quotes needed that are related to my story. My story includes
arguments from both sides which I think is good because it shows the
difference in many people’s opinions. This story is well balanced and I think I
was successful getting the point across.
8. Carrie –Remake better or worse?
I think this story is promotional and informative because it is discussing about
the different Carrie films which is promoting both of them to viewers but also
informing people about the differences. I asked people their opinions about
which one is better and these came back mixed. My story was correct
because I researched facts about the films and included the plot. I think I all
included who, what, where, when, why and how because this is explained in
the story of Carrie and my research about the films takings. The target
audience is college students however it seemed that not many students have
seen the original Carrie which meant that I questioned older target audience
more than students. This story promoted both films however was an opinion
story and did not intend to favour one film over the other.
9. Cost of Berlin Trip…too expensive for
I think this story is informative because it is discussing issues related to the
target audience for college students. Also it is informative because it includes
who, what, where, why and how. However I have missed out when, this does
not provide the full information to the listeners. All my questions are open
which is good because it allows me to get different opinions and ideas. I asked
tutors to explain activities we will be doing and then asked the students, do
they think it is enough for the four days in Berlin. This prompted different
responses and allowed my story to have different opinions included about
whether it is expensive or not. All tutors thought it was reasonably priced and
half of the students thought it was too expensive.
The strengths I think are that I had a lot of raw interviews which gave me
options about what to use for my final edited stories. I carefully selected the
interviews I wanted to use to make my stories make sense. Another strength
is that my questions were directly related to the news that I was writing about
and stayed on topic. I think I was confident to ask the questions that I wanted
them to answer for my stories.
The weaknesses I think are that although I collected a lot of audio, it took lots
of time to listen and decide what I wanted to use. Another one is when I was
recording, some of the audio has a lot of background noise which is
noticeable on my final stories. Another weakness is that I needed to check
that the equipment was recording and working because I did a number of
interviews that were really good but did not record clearly.
I did three stories which are about, ‘Should We Recycle in College?’, ‘Carrie –
Remake better or worse?’ and ‘Cost of Berlin Trip…too expensive for
students?’. I think the story that is the best is ‘Cost of Berlin Trip…too
expensive for students?’ because it’s most related to the target audience of
college students. There are different opinions from tutors and students. One
of the people who answered my survey said that I could make it shorter next
time even though they think it’s good but I think they are right because my
tutor wanted everyone to do stories that were maximum of one minute and
some of them are little bit over. Next time I ask the questions, I will word
them slightly differently because some people answered with yes or no and I
couldn’t use these in my stories because it didn’t make sense because I
wasn’t including the questions.