Preparation Activity Assignment Sheet

To Prepare for the Audio Essay Assignment

To prepare for our next class meeting, go to and read "About This I Believe."

Then go to and read Edward R. Murrow's 1951 introduction to the This I Believe series.

Finally, go to and listen to five of the audio essays. To listen to one, you'll need to click on its title and then click the Listen icon.

REQUIRED BLOG ENTRY to do before our next class meeting: Write 150+ words in response to at least one of the audio essays you listened to. Be sure to include the name of the audio essay(s) you are responding to. Consider how listening to an essay is different from reading an essay. Consider how the essay authors used their voices to create intimacy and immediacy.


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