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COMM 111 Public Speaking

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    Jon Arakaki, Bob Prior, Paul Vinelli, Estrella, Kristen L O'Shea, Tom Stevenson, Bjorn Larson, Dr. Breann, randy bynum, foxworth, Staci Williams
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  • Course Difficulty Rating

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    • Medium 64%

    • Hard 0%

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    Requires Presentations

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Mar 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Public Speaking terrifies me. I get fidgety and hot and just overall uncomfortable. I've never really been able to get over it, and still haven't. But I actually kind of enjoyed this course. Staci encouraged us and gave critiques that were helpful rather than hurtful. I never felt pressured to do a good job or speak on a certain topic. The classroom was very open and welcoming and we were encouraged to support and help each other. She was a great professor.

    Course highlights:

    As nerve racking as public speaking is, at some point or another it has to be done. Through this course I gained a lot of tools that can help set you up for a good presentation, even when you feel uncomfortable. I learned that with more preparation and more tools to help me succeed I was able to feel more confident in myself and my ability to present. She also uses a free online textbook which was convenient and economically helpful!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Regularly go to class, be sure no to procrastinate and practice your speech until you feel confident. The more preparation you do, the more comfortable you will be when actually presenting. Use the tools you are given and ask for the professors opinions on everything from topics to transitions to outlines, she is very helpful and gives great advice!

    • Fall 2017
    • Staci Williams
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Jan 19, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend this professor because he basically read from the book. I did not need to attend class except to deliver my speeches. The class itself was helpful because it gave me the opportunity to become more comfortable with public speaking.

    Course highlights:

    the text was helpful and leaned how to organize a speech so that I could deliver it well.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    It all depends on the teacher so do your research.

    • Winter 2016
    • Bob Prior
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Dec 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It was very educational learning about people anxiety giving speeches.being able to break down different speeches.

    Course highlights:

    She focused on the key elements that majority of people have a hard time giving speeches.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    To breathe and relax your mind before delivering your speech

    • Fall 2016
    • Kristen L O'Shea
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates Requires Lots of Research

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