Interview Prep Worksheet
The interview prep worksheet must be completed prior to conducting the interview. You can download the word document here.
Find the researcher’s university bio to complete this section
Link to researcher’s university bio
Researcher’s name, e-mail address
Researcher’s position, Researcher’s department
Researcher’s area of study
In 1-2 paragraphs, explain why this researcher will be an interesting subject for your article.
Find the researcher’s CV to complete this section: Researcher’s doctoral alma mater: Researcher’s year of graduation (PhD): Researcher’s prior work experience:
Use the researcher’s website and CV to find this information. Also try the library website if necessary.
List the researcher’s most recent three publications, in APA format. Underneath each citation, copy and paste the article’s abstract.
Google the researcher. Does anything come up? If so, provide links to any professionally relevant articles or websites (a blog? An interview? A news article?) here.
Copy a draft of the e-mail you intend to send requesting an interview.
You will be evaluated based on:
- Completion: did you complete all the sections of the worksheet?
- Thoroughness: did you conduct sufficient research for each section?
Your paper must meet the following parameters, evaluated as shown below:
- Name (upper left corner): 2 points
- Date (upper left corner): 2 points
- Rhetoric 309k (upper left corner): 2 points
- Running Head (short title, all caps, in header): 2 points
- Title: top center: 2 points
- Page numbers: 2 points
- Times New Roman or Garamond fonts, 1.5 spacing: 2 points
- Note: essays written in more than one font will receive a 7-point penalty.