Gavin Cooper

Oral History Interview

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Student Reflection

1. The technical parts that I learned during this interview process was how to properly navigate and use the story corps app. I also learned that mistakes could happen a lot in these types of apps prompting you to conclude the interview and having to restart your work. The aspect that I found most challenging was reading the questions to my interviewee because I forgot my laptop and I was having a hard time reading off the questions very easily. The aspect that was most enjoyable was catching up with a woman who is like my second my mom that I have not seen in forever.

2. I knew about the teacher protest when I was younger, but I did not know the specifics of what they were planning to achieve. In the interview I asked a question regarding what their main goal was, and she elaborated and told me.

3. Conducting my own oral history made me feel a lot older, in an essence it made me feel like someone who I was not. I conducted my own research and set up an interview on my own like an actual story reporter.

4. For my instructor I do not believe there are many things that need to be changed for the process. The only thing I believe could have been better was the directions on time because there was not set and stone directions on the time format.

5. My biggest advice would be listening to the professor she very well tells us this assignment needs to be done professionally and not wait until the last minute. Also, definitely think out your questions give good deep thought questions that prompt your interviewee to give in depth responses.