This course requires reading, searching, thinking and practicing, if you wish to gain a satisfactory grade and earn the three college credits.
There is a reason this course is required for many majors and most major universities. You need a functional knowledge of communication and public speaking to advance in your education.
Repetition within your speeches may also be a positive force, as education is repetition. Most people require multiple exposures to ideas, concepts, facts, beliefs and information to retain, process and put these concepts to use.
9. NO TEXTING, PHONE CALLS, FACEBOOK, etc. while in class. Turn off your phones now. Check them during breaks or after class for messages.
10. No entering the room while anyone other than the instructor is at the front of the room, unless invited to do so. Nothing distracts a novice speaker more than interruptions, including phones ringing, buzzing, vibrating or the noise and light of a door opening and closing or a person crossing to their chair (even when it is right next to the door)
Use the links. Post at least weekly (more often if possible) with meaningful responses or suggested postings for this or the SAG Actors blog. Be active in the course in as many ways as you can find time for. Once you found Angel for the course, do some investigation.
Your speech assignments (which can also be found in the syllabus), the vocabulary list you will need to master for the midterm and final (it is not as much as it may look like once you read the text and listen closely to lecture), some links on how to do the required APA (American Psychological Association) form of referencing and citation, my resume (Curriculum Vitae as long academic resumes are called), as well as additional short papers ad links to help you with research, study links and various concepts in the course.
The unit notes go into more detail about concepts in the class, cover and recover and repeat specifically what is on the midterm and final, and offer you suggestions and ideas on improving your speeches. Read them on line if you can, as I do not wish to be a part of murdering too many trees!
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