For my repurposing project, I originally planned to take a family history piece I wrote for a sociology class freshman year and turn it into a podcast where I interviewed my family members. In my soc paper I talked about my grandpa and my mom and described how their ascribed characteristics as well as opportunities they faced contributed to their success on the socioeconomic ladder. However, after thinking about my project more I have decided to save the podcast for the remediation project since this will be a huge project to take on. I am now back to square one in terms of deciding how to transform my original work.
My original piece is very informative and organized. The format reminds me of a Prezi or powerpoint presentation, but written in paragraph form. Each paragraph contains a few facts about the people interviewed or the sociological factors that impacted their lives. These paragraphs would correspond nicely to individual slides in a presentation. I thought about actually creating a Prezi for my repurposing project, but the format would not change all that much (i.e. everything would still be listed in the same order as before). Instead, I might turn the piece into more of an opinionated personal narrative. Although the original piece is about my family and part of my own life, the tone is very formal and distant, and lacks any sort of personal voice. I think from here I just need to attempt a few drafts in different styles and see which one I like best.
My question is obviously how should I transform this piece? This might be difficult to answer unless you read my original piece, so I might have to wait until class on Tuesday for more answers.