Prewrite
 

The big day has arrived. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
  • Be on time.
  • Be respectful. This person is sharing important memories.
  • Go through your list of questions.
  • Listen carefully to your interviewee's responses and ask follow-up questions. Don't be afraid to ask questions that are not on your list.
  • Think about activities you do. Ask your interviewee questions about these activities in his or her country and how they compare with life in the U.S.
  • Write down what you think is most interesting. Write down answers to your questions. Use quotation marks to show the interviewee's exact words.
  • Thank the person for talking with you and sharing memories.
  • Tell the person you will share a copy of your final report.