Writing Exercise: Interview Summary/Synthesis

technical writing

Description

Writing Exercise: Interview Summary/Synthesis


For this assignment, you will submit only the FINAL copy as there is no DRAFT option. This assignment is


designed to help inform a topic that interests you, and the information you gather here will be used in


your Proposal Letter assignment.


For this assignment, you should be interviewing a person who has expertise about a topic


you are interested in. Please note that you should be conducting the actual interview; you


should not be summarizing an interview conducted by someone else.


Part #1: Choose a Research Topic and an Interviewee


You do not need to submit this portion in writing, but you do need to accomplish this in


preparation for your research assignment.


In preparation for your research proposal letter in the next topic, you will need to choose a


topic for your proposal. This research proposal letter will be directed to an audience who can


create change (Congressperson, business administrator, or other similar audience.) In the


proposal, you need to suggest a change or a solution to a current problem. Examples of


strong proposal topics would be things like funding ideas for an animal shelter, starting a


recycling program in a community, suggesting a better plan for public transport, or another


idea that interests you. You will be proposing solutions for these issues. Choose a topic that


you are passionate about and for which you will be able to develop at least one solution.


While this information should be enough for you to choose a topic, please consult the


assignment sheet within Topic 7 if you have more questions about this assignment.


Once you choose a topic, it’s time to choose a credible expert to interview on that subject. In


other words, you should avoid choosing an interviewee who is a close friend or family


member unless that person truly is an expert in the field. This credible expert should have


10+ years of experience in his or her discipline. Choose an interviewee who not only could


offer some specific details about the problem but one who may also be able to offer


suggestions of a plausible solution. Use the information contained in the lesson presentation


to secure and conduct a successful interview.


Part #2: Summarize and Synthesize Your Interview


When you summarize and synthesize, you take the smaller pieces (the sections of the


interview) and develop them into one cohesive piece. Doing this exercise will help you


prepare for the research proposal letter, where you will need to incorporate at least a few


ideas from the interview.


To successfully summarize and synthesize, you might find it helpful to follow this sequence


for your essay:


Related Questions in technical writing category


Disclaimer
The ready solutions purchased from Library are already used solutions. Please do not submit them directly as it may lead to plagiarism. Once paid, the solution file download link will be sent to your provided email. Please either use them for learning purpose or re-write them in your own language. In case if you haven't get the email, do let us know via chat support.