PURPOSE: To bring a familiarity of public speaking to students while facilitating skills in delivery, organization, and communication.
1. Diagnostic Speech: an non-graded speech of 2-3
min. Topic is at the instructor’s discretion.
2. Informative Speech: a 5-7 min. speech informative in nature.
3. Problem Speech: a persuasive speech 6-8 min. on a socially relevant problem.
4. Policy Speech: a logical solution to the problem 8-10 min. in length.
5. Special Occasion Speech: a speech 4-5 min. in length on a special topic.
6. Midterm examination
7. Final examination
SPECIAL OCCASION 10%
Class participation will be noted. Make certain that you
are able to speak on the day you choose. If special circumstances
occur, see the instructor BEFORE the speaking date. Of course
I can be flexible when dealing with unique situations.
Need some help with research? Try these avenues:
WEB PALS at the Livingston Lord Library is the electronic card catalog that keeps all the books, periodicals, and documents on file. This is a VERY effective tool because some of the files have complete texts online, and those that don't you can get quite easily on campus. Try this first BEFORE going on to the World Wide Web. If you've exhausted all of the resourses at WEB PALS, move on to one of the several search engines on the internet such as:
Infoseek (my personal favorite)
Alta Vista Search
If you're still haveing trouble finding information on certain topics,
let me know and we can set up a time where I can help you. Remember,
it's impossible to have a good speech without good research.