Oral History Interview

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Student Reflection

I learned that there is a certain amount of preparation that needs to be done in order for the interview to be successful. You have to take time to construct the interview, get the interviewee’s consent, come up with questions to ask, etc. I found it challenging to come up with questions that flow through one another. However, I also found this challenge the most enjoyable part of the process. 

I got a better understanding on what its like for an elderly to live day in and day out for the corona virus. My grandpa was able to break down the details very well in the interview. 

Conducting an oral history review wasn’t that hard for me. I’m not much of a talker, but I enjoyed coming up with questions to hear another person’s insight on. 

The only changes I would make is that the required information ends up getting repetitive and tedious in my opinion. Besides that, I don’t think any changes need made. 

I would tell them that the process of the assignment is enjoyable and fun. If I were to give them any tips or advice about the assignment, I would tell them to be on top of their work ahead of time.