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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, Suzanne LaGrande, Nikki Johnson, TEELA FOXWORTH
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    • Medium 71%

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    Requires Presentations

    Participation Counts

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Dec 01, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Aside from the fact that everyone should develop the skills to speak publicly, this professor is amazing! She teaches a variety of subjects to a variety of people ranging from public speaking to curriculum development to coping mechanisms for addicts. A very cultured woman striving to fill minds with pertinent information for anyone who wants to listen.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that I was not as good of a speaker as I thought I was. In the class the professor filmed our speeches and had us watch them back and write reflection papers giving ourselves feedback. This was very effective and taught me that I say ‘um’ far too much in between sentences and do not project my voice nearly enough.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take the course! You will become a better, more comfortable speaker in front of crowds and learn more about yourself as a person.

    • Fall 2017
    • Nikki Johnson
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Sep 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is very interactive. You don't do a lot of bookwork, but are expected to give 3 speeches, as well as a final presentation that requires quite a bit of research/preparation. There is a lot of group activities in class, so participation is a must. It didn't feel like work to me, though!

    Course highlights:

    The highlights are all of the interactive group activities. Our professor's sense of humor and blunt opposed to Trump was pretty fun, too. Our final project was to create a curriculum for a class, explain it, and then teach part of it. It was completely up to us to decide what to do, and the boundaries of the project were broad. I stuck to what I know and created a curriculum for a crash course in server training.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, you will have to spend some time outside of class. You are expected to give 3 speeches in the course, as well as a final project. One speech is impromptu, so no preparation is needed for that, but the other two speeches require research, a presentation, and lots of practice!

    • Winter 2017
    • Nikki Johnson
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jul 06, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Its a four hour class and the professor is fairly unorganized and unclear.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that speaking in front of people really isn't all that scary.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure your outline for the speech is perfect.

    • Spring 2017
    • Suzanne LaGrande
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research Requires Presentations

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