Last Exam Review - CMS 306M Fall 2008 Exam Two Review Sheet...

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CMS 306M Fall 2008 Exam Two Review Sheet Chapter 9, The Importance of Language Language is a socially shared system of representation that employs arbitrarily assigned symbols and rule-governed combinations of those symbols. Rhetorical sensitivity is being appropriate and speaking with propriety. Also be sure to know the difference between the signifier and the signified, as well s what Austin, Derrida, and Burke had to say about language. Chapter 11, Organizing a Successful Presentation Mind mapping is one way to organize a presentation. Mind mapping is a technique used for generating and organizing ideas before making an outline. Mind mapping allows you to write done all ideas that come to mind, and then you are able to pick out which ones would be the best to use. You would then start to notice a pattern in your thoughts which would help with arranging your outline. With all the ideas you come up with, you group the ones that are similar and label them as the primary topics. All this information will create a visual chart guide your outline. Sorting is also is another technique to help when trying to organize a presentation. In this technique you use note cards and write down all ideas that come to mind. Then you group similar ideas. Having this would bring your main points to light, which will also help you making an outline. What types of speeches go with each strategy and why? Chronological-can be more effectively used for informative presentations. It gives a step by step idea, informing your audience about a certain thing. Spatial-well suited for informative speeches, gives a layout of something, informing the audience about the structure of it. Topical-Can be used in an informative speech, gives two points that the audience can remember and retain from the presentation. Problem-solution-can be more effective with persuasive. it states the problem and possible solutions that can change the mind of someone in the audience. Cause-effect- Is used only for persuasive speaking because you take one side of a topic and argue the cause/effect of the alternate side. Different components of an intro are: Getting the audiences attention
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CMS 306M Fall 2008 Addresses how the topic is relevant to the audience Thesis Establishing credibility Preview A lot of the time people, overlook conclusions to their presentations and simply rely on 'throwing it together'. However, the conclusion is the speaker's last impression. The conclusion should: Summarize main points Provide a sense of closure. For example, making a brief list of the presentation's main ideas allows the speaker to reiterate any important themes. Providing closure can be done by referring back to a story or quote used in the introduction, asking a thought-provoking question, or by making a dramatic statement.
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2009 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas.

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Last Exam Review - CMS 306M Fall 2008 Exam Two Review Sheet...

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