Booklet - COMM107: KIM (Spring 2011) COMM 107 Oral...

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Unformatted text preview: COMM107: KIM (Spring 2011) COMM 107 Oral Communication: Principles and Practice Instructor: Jarim Kim Part I: Assignments (p. 2) 1. Group Project (p. 2) 2. Informative Speech (p. 5) 3. Persuasive Speech (p. 17) Part II: Rubrics (p. 26) 1 COMM107: KIM (Spring 2011) PART I: ASSIGNMENTS I. GROUP PROJECT (300 points) Group project is composed of two steps. First, you need to do an individual interview project. Second, as a group, you will conduct a group presentation. The details are explained later, but briefly, your assignments are the followings: 1. Interview project a. Based on individual research, write a 2-page interview outline. (50 points) b. Based on your actual interview, write a 2-3 page interview reflection paper. (25 points) 2. Group presentation a. Perform a dynamic 20-25 minute group presentation and turn in the outline. (100 points) b. Based on the group presentation, write a 2-3 page reflection paper. (25 points) c. Submit peer review forms. (50 points) 1. INTERVIEW PROJECT The purpose of this assignment is twofold. First, you will learn about the role of communication in your chosen filed. Second, you will practice your communication skills in an interview. Here are the steps you need to take: 1) Think of a professional field you are interested in. What are the things you want to find out about this field of career field? What do you think is the role of communication there? Start your research. While internet can be a starting point, you need to read academic literature and identify some of the findings and themes. You can go to the library (McKeldin, for example) and talk to the librarian there to help you identify where you can find relevant studies. You can also use the research port on the UMD libraries website ( www.lib.umd.edu ). 2) From your research, identify the main themes that you would like to focus on in your interview. Using the guidance in the textbook (Chapter 8), draft a question outline for your interview. You will need to reference the research findings in the outline. Write a 2-page outline including your name, your interviewee, and the purpose of the interview . 3) Think about potential interviewees, who can answer your questions. Make a list of 3-4 potential interviewees. You can do this by searching for individuals online (through companies websites), or using your network (family, friends, other students in class, etc.). The person should be someone you did not know previously that is the best way to practice your interview skills. Think of how you will approach the person (draft an e-mail or write down what you will say on the phone). 4) Contact the first person(s) on the list. Make sure you introduce yourself and the purpose of you contacting the professional. The purpose of the interview is to gain information about your career field and about communication in that field. When the person replies, set up a face-to-face 2 COMM107: KIM (Spring 2011) interview. If the person does not reply within 2 days or does not have time to meet with you, interview....
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Booklet - COMM107: KIM (Spring 2011) COMM 107 Oral...

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