Complete Profile Brainstorming
Brainstorming, Topic and Interview Questions
Use the brainstorming activities outlined on pages 116-120 to generate a topic for your profile. Ideally, I’d like you to post your work directly to your journal. But if you prefer to brainstorm in a notebook, then after each brainstorming exercise, post a 50-100 word reflection on what you generated. Let me know what most surprised you, what was difficult, what ideas you liked best/least.
Once you’ve identified your subject, immediately set up an interview with that person. You will also need to identify whether you want to shadow your subject for awhile — observe as well as ask questions. Finally, decide if there is anyone else you might want to interview — someone who knows the person about whom you’re writing and might offer additional insight.
Finally, generate your interview questions, and post those on your journal as well.