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COMM M01 Public Speaking

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    Laura Gentry, lobenstien, Doyle, Bates, Benjamin, JillMcCall, August Benassi, idk, Nune Dervishian, Leidtke, Cal
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    4.6/5
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    • Medium 77%

    • Hard 15%

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    Aug 12, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The class was a great summer class to take. The classes mainly just consisted of very interesting speeches. The professor would talk a lot, and it was cool because he brought in his pigeons. It was a good experience especially with all the other class mates, they were awesome. It was very straightforward. The only issue I had was the fact that the professor did not really teach much about writing speeches and the forms, just about giving them.

    Course highlights:

    I liked this class so much because everyone had awesome speeches and were all very passionate. It was cool because you could basically choose any topic you would like and create a speech out of that. I learned how to be confident during a speech. I also learned how to construct a speech, an outline, and get my idea across.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to invest in these things: time, confidence, your creativity, practicing, and writing skills.

    • Summer 2017
    • lobenstien
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Jul 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Leidtke's class changed my life forever. He deeply cares for the success of his students and does everything in his power to put his students in a position to succeed in the class.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to build confidence in speaking in public, build my credibility as a speaker, research the topics thoroughly that I present on, give informative speeches, persuasive speeches, and speak with pathos, logos, and ethos (emotion, logic, and credibility).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I believe that this is an essential course for your college experience. It will help you prepare for your other classes, especially when you have to give presentations or write essays. It will help you feel more confident in everything you do throughout your academic career. As long as you show up, pay attention, and do the assignments, you will get an A in the class.

    • Summer 2017
    • Leidtke, Cal
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research
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    Jul 04, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Ms. Dervishian is a good teacher in that she knows her subject very well. I did not always agree with her teaching methods or the way she lectured, but that is merely a matter of preference. I had originally enrolled in a different class, but had to change because of the time. I was definitely excited about the other class's professor, so perhaps I was biased when I decided that she did not measure up. However, if you want a good introduction to public speaking, by all means, take this class.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about many different types of speeches, how to engage your audience, what to do and not to do while listening, how to provide constructive criticism, how to work with my classmates and how to respectfully disagree with their opinions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take good notes, and study them. Her lecture slides are very word-heavy, however, so don't panic if you can't catch everything. Her tests focus mostly on definitions and scenarios, so if you remember and review the high points from every lecture, you should be fine. Do the reading; she will occasionally throw in a pop quiz or ask questions if she feels she is losing the class's interest, so you will want to be prepared. Don't miss class if you can help it, especially on presentation days! Your participation points will go down fast and she gets upset at those who don't show up, even if you have a good reason.

    • Spring 2017
    • Nune Dervishian
    • Yes
    • Group Projects Participation Counts Requires Presentations


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