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Please turn OFFyour cell phone—not just to vibrate mode.It’salwaysdistracting.NO TEXTING IN CLASS. If your cell phone rings during a speech (yours oranother student’s, points will be deducted from your presentation grade).Because they can be distracting to other students and to me, I ask that you not use laptopsduring class.Discussion tolerance:You are expected to respect the ideas and beliefs of others andconduct yourselves in a professional manner. You may listen to speeches that argueagainst beliefs or opinions you hold—it is your job as a responsible and mature audiencemember to listen to the speaker’s argument with an open mind.Email Contact:Email is the most efficient way to contact me outside of class or officehours.I check email often and do my best to get back to you within 24 hours wheneverpossible.Three important notes about email: 1) I do NOT ‘look over’ paper drafts viaemail, 2) I do NOT accept written assignments over email unless otherwise arranged, and 3)Please use a salutation, complete sentences, correct punctuation and capitalization
Fundamentals of Oral Communication Spring 20145in your emails.Please do not write an email as if you are writing a text message.Email is a form of written communication. As a communication student, you shouldfollow the rules and etiquette of correct written English when using this form ofcommunication (it makes for clearer communication).Grade inquiries:Grades will not be discussed outside my office.I am happy to discussgrades during my office hours butno sooner than 24 hours after the assignment has beenreturnedto you. Please do not make grade inquiries via e-mail.I am happy to discussgrade-related issues with you, but make a point to see me in person..COURSE EVALUATION INFORMATION:Your grade in the course depends upon the qualitative excellence with which youcomplete the course assignments below. (More detailed handouts about assignments will bedistributed later).Speeches (575 pts. total):Each student will give four (4) graded speeches: introduction speech,biography speech, informative speech and a persuasive speech. Speeches will follow the rules inthe textbook and those discussed in class. More details about each speech assignment will beprovided in class.Requirements for ALL SpeechesvAs a step toward giving a memorable speech and building your public speaking skills,you are to complete a speech rehearsal at the Rahall Communication Resource Center(located on the second floor of Franklin Templeton building) before giving each gradedspeech. You must actually perform your speech for the consultants, not just discuss yourspeech. After you have given your speech, you will watch your recorded speech in theRahall Center and complete a self-evaluation for each graded speech.

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