Document of Learning #2

“What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering you inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain.”


I am absolutely jazzed to say that I have successfully completed my first real interview of this school year! I’ve succeeded in securing and performing an interview where I failed during Eminent, and I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going at the moment. I emailed a journalist named Gretchen Turonek after reading a lengthy post she made on her blog about book-to-film adaptations. It was exactly the kind of resource I had been looking for, and I was thrilled when I saw that her contact information was listed. I emailed her asking for an interview and within the next 24 hours, she replied agreeing.

I made sure to create questions that I thought would get me the answers I needed to further my research in the project. The answers she sent back were very insightful and a lot more thorough than I expected, which was a great surprise. I got a lot of information about audiences and what filmmakers might do to appeal to them. I’m planning on analyzing adaptations for my presentation, and Ms. Turonek’s insight on the topic has given me better criteria and understanding of my topic and what I plan to do with it in the future. I’ve linked the post and interview below.


Ms. Turonek’s Post:


One thought on “Document of Learning #2

  1. Ashley,

    An inspired demonstration of your learning, as well as an excellent and professionally conducted interview!
    It is really amazing to see you reaching out to people online and in the writing community to ask for alternate opinions. The work you are currently doing is unique to you, and will be extremely valuable to your peers.

    Keep up the thorough and detailed work — I am looking forward to see how your learning grows in the next several weeks!

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