Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 3 of 13

Place-based WAC/WID Hui
Henry, Jim
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Brief excerpt from interview: [The instructor gave a] list of recommended topics, and my topic directly corresponded to my studio project at the time, a transit center for downtown Honolulu to include the rail and the bus . . . really into doing the research for the rail, had gone to a bunch of community meetings . . . was all hyped on alternative transit and how great it can be for O'ahu . . . the main point of my paper was to promote alternative transit . . . So it was more about how the rail can change people's lives and encourage them to get around without using their cars . . . [studio design project] was a transit center, downtown, corner of Hotel and Bishop, where there's a big bus stop right now. So I was literally designing it, a full-semester long architecture project . . . [the architecture project] entailed a little bit of writing, not like writing papers but as part of the design process--who is using this, why you need it, all of the aspects of the project . . . I thought it [representing knowledge verbally rather than visually] was an exciting challenge, because I like to think of a problem from all different points of view, so even though I had the aesthetic side happening from my architecture studio project, I enjoyed having the verbal written part of it spelled out, or organized in a paper because it really connected the two for me, and made me think even deeper about my architecture project . . . my paper grew from my excitement about my studio project.
This item includes a segment of a student interview in a Writing Intensive course in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'In responding to your instructor's writing assignment, what challenges did you face?'
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Kelly, Andrea. 'Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 3 of 13.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
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Urban and Regional Planning 310: Introduction to Planning
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