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The Buzz Word is the official podcast of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Naugle CommLab. On it, CommLab consultants talk communication and writing center pedagogy with communicators from across academic disciplines, Georgia Tech's campus, and the Atlanta area. Through these discussions, both hosts and listeners learn more about communication in various genres, media, and contexts.

The Buzz Word Eric Lewis

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The Buzz Word is the official podcast of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Naugle CommLab. On it, CommLab consultants talk communication and writing center pedagogy with communicators from across academic disciplines, Georgia Tech's campus, and the Atlanta area. Through these discussions, both hosts and listeners learn more about communication in various genres, media, and contexts.

    Med School Applications with Francisco Castelan

    Med School Applications with Francisco Castelan

    Francisco Castelan joins us to talk about how to communicate effectively in med school application materials and communications including personal statements, short essays, and interviews.

    Francisco is Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising in Georgia Tech’s Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising office. He is a champion of diversity in the medical field, collaborating with the non-profit organization Tour for Diversity in Medicine and holding leadership positions in diversity and inclusion efforts of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP).

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    • 45 min
    Graduate School Statements of Purpose

    Graduate School Statements of Purpose

    Susan Belmonte, pre-teaching and pre-graduate advisor in Georgia Tech's Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising program, joins Eric to talk graduate school personal statements. What are they? How do you write one effectively? How do you revise one effectively? What are the essential dos and don'ts?

    Resources:


    Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising
    Pre-Graduate Advising
    Prestigious Fellowships Advising
    Instagram and Twitter: GTPGPP

    Theme Song: Girls like you by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/44932 Ft: Thespinwires

    • 41 min
    1.3 Practicing Conversational English with Multilingual Communicators

    1.3 Practicing Conversational English with Multilingual Communicators

    In this episode, Eric is joined by Rob Griffin, Atlanta-based ESL/ELL specialist with an emphasis on second-language acquisition, phonology, and inter-language dynamics, to discuss ways in which consultants, instructors, and English-language learners themselves can work on improving a student's conversational English, with particular attention to the importance of phonology in mastering conversational English.

    Recommended resources:


    Pronuncian (a pronunciation website for non-native speakers of English)
    Speech Accent Archive (a website indicating common English pronunciation difficulties facing speakers of different languages)
    Connected Speech (pronunciation software—disk only)
    Pronunciation Assessment and Recommended Exercises

    • 42 min
    1.2 Zoo Communication

    1.2 Zoo Communication

    In this episode, Eric is joined by Caitlin Kelly, Director of the Naugle Communication Center, to interview Melissa King, Manager of Public Programs at Zoo Atlanta, to discuss the ins and outs of zoo communication and Caitlin’s long-lived love of pandas.

    Supplementary Materials:


    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App
    Association of Zoos & Aquariums
    National Association for Interpretation

    Theme Song: Girls like you by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/44932 Ft: Thespinwires

    • 34 min
    1.1 Team Agreements

    1.1 Team Agreements

    In this episode, Eric interviews Dr. Jill Fennell, Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, to discuss team agreements. How can students write more effective contracts to keep each other on track and overcome the specter of group work? How can instructors and consultants provide effective guidance to get them there? They also make a surprising number of references to Karl Marx.

    Supplementary Materials:

    Jill’s Conflict Management Lesson

    Jill’s Team Agreement Assignment Sheet

    Theme Song: Girls like you by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/44932 Ft: Thespinwires

    • 22 min

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