ADPR 2200 Week 3 Reflection

Coming into tonight I figured the lesson would have something to do with questions. Even with coming up with quiz questions I found myself struggling at times to come up with good questions. After today I found out that it isn’t necessarily what you ask, but how you come up with and ask that question. In the Martian experiment, coming up with a second set of questions seemed challenging at first, but after walking around and thinking about other things, it became easier than the first ten questions.

I think the process by which how you come up with and ask questions is most important because in an interview you can’t just spit out questions and answer everything one by one. You have to have a conversational flow to it and by doing that you can actually come up with questions on the spot. The conversation becomes more interesting when you are in the moment and invested into what you want to know or figure out. That’s the issue most people or journalists I think have nowadays is that they are asking all the wrong questions because they are not in the right mindset. There might be an already planned agenda of certain questions to ask that may be necessary, which is completely fine, but you have to go about it in a way where you get the full picture on what is trying to be said.

This experiment was a great exercise in getting our brains moving and figuring out what would matter in a situation if I were a martian and wanted to know about Earth or the human race. I think it was also great to hear other people’s answers to the same question that you had an answer for. It allows a different perespective or understanding on a topic that can lead to a better interview.

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