discussed in class. Peer evaluation due dates will be determined in class dependent upon the date we finish each round of speeches but are generally due one class period after we finish the speech round . If your evaluations are not specific to the speeches you evaluate, you will not receive points. Also, you may not delegate your evaluation task to other students. If you are absent on the date the speech was presented, you may not turn in the evaluation. Outside Speaker/Presentation Evaluation For this assignment you will be required to observe a speaker outside the classroom and evaluate the performance of the individual or group according to the material you have learned in this class. If you do not provide proof of attendance (picture and/or flyer) you will receive a zero.
Tests and Quizzes The date of the midterm and quizzes are listed on the schedule. Any changes will be announced in class. The midterm and quizzes will assess your knowledge and comprehension of assigned readings, in-class lectures, and speeches or other forms to be announced. They are to be found on Connect. Quizzes and tests are available through the end date of the week they are assigned. You cannot make up quizzes or the midterm. Grading Scale: This class, as all others in the School, is taught in English. If you are having difficulty in speaking, writing, or understanding—please seek assistance at the Writing Center on campus or with the International Student office which provides conversational groups for non-native speakers. Since this class is taught in English, all work in this course will be graded based on a common rubric that assumes an understanding of English. Generally, in the course, ‘excellent’ work earns “A” grades, ‘good’ work earns “B” grades, ‘average’ work earns “C” grades, ‘below average’ work earns “D” grades, and ‘unacceptable’ work earns “E” grades. [More specific guidelines as to what counts as ‘excellent’ and ‘good’ will be explained in class or presented to you on a handout before each assignment.] Due to course policy, I cannot offer extra credit . A+ = 100% = 500 points A = 93-99.9% = 465-499.5 points A- = 90-92.9% = 450-464.5 points B+ = 87-89.9% = 435-449.5 points B = 83-86.9% = 415-434.5 points B- = 80-82.9% = 400-414.5 points C+ = 77-79.9% = 385-399.5 points C = 70-76.9% = 350-384.5 points D = 60-69.9% = 300-349.5 points E = 0-59.9% = 0-299.5 points The following chart should help you to keep track of your graded assignments so that you are able to assess your grade. Identity Speech 75 points Identity Speech (50 points) Informative Speech 95 points Informative Speech (60 points) Persuasive Speech 130 points Persuasive Speech (75 points)
Identity Speech Proposal (5 points) Identity Keyword Outline (5 points) Identity Self Evaluation (5 points) Identity Peer Evaluation (10 points) Informative Speech #2 Proposal (5 points) Informative Research/Outline (15 points) Informative Self Evaluation (5 points) Informative Speech Peer Evaluations (10 points) Persuasive Speech proposal (5 points) Persuasive Outline (20 points) Persuasive Research ( 15 points) Persuasive Self Evaluation (5 points) Persuasive Peer Evaluations (10 points)
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- Spring '08
- Rhetoric, Toastmasters International