1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write a paragraph describing your research and/or professional
experiences. If you do not have any, then write a paragraph describe
those of someone else. View the accompanying Power Point presentation
on details of how to write this paragraph.
3. Write four questions
beginning with "Why" when asking someone about their
research and professional experiences, and then answer them. The
question does not have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: Why does Cathy find her work with physically challenged
individuals as personally fulfilling?
Answer: Because she can facilitate their improvement through therapy.
Example: Why did you choose your current line of work?
Answer: Because I have been interested in medicine since junior
4. Ask a person two
questions beginning with "Why" about his or her academic background
and achievements. Write down each question and its one or two
sentence reply. You can select from among the following questions
from the above listening exercise as models for the questions
that you ask:
Why does Larry feel that conducting educational research offers
many valuable experiences?
Why is Larry confident that he can become a distinguished researcher
Why is Larry ready to immerse himself in academia?
Why does Larry believe that he can meet the challenges of graduate
Why does Larry enjoy performing educational research?
Why is Larry preparing for the exciting challenges of a research
Why does Larry feel that undertaking educational research is important
for graduate study?
Why is Larry aspiring to become a distinguished research in the
Why must Larry work diligently to become a distinguished researcher
in the educational field?
Why did Larry become interested in performing educational research?