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Class Notes — November 20, 2014

Class Notes — November 20, 2014

Changes to syllabus:

  • Today – 4-minute radio show assigned
  • Next Week – Thanksgiving
  • December 4
    • Take-home final AND radio-show script and preparation due
    • Begin recording radio shows
  • December 11
    • Final exam
    • Finish recording radio shows
    • Celebrate

4-Minute Radio Show Assignment — DUE December 4

  • Class reviewed the “Radio Show Checklist,” which will be used by each student to evaluate the copy and how it is read.  Student’s radio show copy should meet the requirements of the checklist.  Each student will critique another student AND be critiqued. (See Checklist, below)
  • Each radio show should have and intro, 4 segments AND a commercial or PSA and an outro.
  • Students should also document a segment breakdown (aka “run-down sheet”) — a table that lists each segment, how long each segment is any important notes about the segment. A run-down sheet allows the show host to see and overview and follow the required time so that the show will run exactly 4 minutes.

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RADIO SHOW CHECKLIST

Name of student (#1) being assessed _________________________

Name of student (#2) providing critique ________________________

Write Copy (10 Points)

Follows assignment criteria:

Typed _____

Spell-checked _____

Segment breakdown attached _____

4 Segments PLUS open, close and commercial/PSA _____

Coherence

Sentences are brief (25 words or less, each sentence) _____

Uses active voice _____

Logical progression of ideas _____

Logical and smooth transitions between segments _____

Proper placement of attributes _____

Fact-checked, researched ______

Analyze Copy (10 Points):

Appropriate characterization for each segment _____

Who am I? _____

Where am I? _____

Who am I speaking to? _____

Interpretation:

Script analysis breakdown (dramatic beats) _____

Script analysis breakdown (action verbs) _____

Looked up unfamiliar words; learned proper pronunciation _____

Underlined operative words _____

Noted where to take breaths and pauses _____

Announce Copy (10 Points):

Total running time is exactly 4 minutes _____

Vocal Technique (comment on anything that could be improved and how):

Pitch _____

Volume ______

Tempo ______

Vitality _____

Articulation _____

Pronunciation _____

Made notes on script for pauses and breaths when needed _____

Rehearsed until polished _____

Communicates appropriate emotion _____

Total Score Adding All Categories Above (out of 30): _____

Student (#2) Critique:

Provide 3 concrete suggestions for improvement (9 points)

1.

2.

3.

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 Example of a Rundown Sheet

Program Name:  December 4, 2014

Start Time  |  Segment                                    | Segment             |  TRT (Total

                                                                           | Run Time           | Run Time)  

00:00          |  Intro                                          | 00:27                   | 00:27           

00:28          |  Weekly catch report               | 00:38                    | 01:06           

00:28          |  Weekly catch report               | 00:38                    | 01:06            

01:07          |  Bass Pro Shop Commercial   | 00:30                    | 01:37             

01:38          | Best tides/times this week     | 00:50                    | 02:28             

02:29          | How to use swim baits            | 00:35                    | 03:03             

03:04          | Want to go commercial?         | 00:45                    | 03:48             

03:49          | Close                                          | 00:11                     | 04:00