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COMM 120 Public Speaking

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    Forcer, PatrickMoe, Bridgitte B. Scaffer, HANECAK, opsaka, Adam Perry, S. Padilla, Phalen
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  • Course Difficulty Rating

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    • Medium 83%

    • Hard 0%

  • Top Course Tags

    Requires Presentations

    Participation Counts

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Feb 02, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    C. Phalen is such a sweet teacher! She definitely cares about her students and what they have to say. It's extremely obvious that she wants her students to genuinely succeed and to do well not just in her class, but in the future as well. It's not a hard class and we only have a few big speeches, all of which are different types. I learned a lot and saw major improvement in myself.

    Course highlights:

    The speeches! The students get to pick their own topics, which made for different and interesting speeches. A lot of other teachers have the same topic and it becomes hard to listen to the same speech over and over again, but this wasn't like that. People were open, which created a very trusting and slightly vulnerable environment. I learned a lot about speech writing and about my peers, most of whom were living lives I had no idea about. Truly enforced the idea of not "judging a book by its cover."

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take it easy! Don't worry if you're not a good public speaker, because that's what this class is here for. Enjoy, learn, listen, but most of all, remember to have fun!

    • Fall 2016
    • Phalen
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Requires Presentations
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It an important class that helps install the proper tools in communicating and functioning socially. Communication is an important skill that can open opportunities as jobs and scholarships.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of the class was getting to know the other students in the class, it helped build a level of comfort when speaking in front of the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    It's important to do the reading, the more you're aware of class discussion and the topic of the week the better prepared you are for speeches and possible quizzes.

    • Winter 2016
    • S. Padilla
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Jan 09, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Perry really encourages students to put themselves out there and how to deliver the best speech you can. If I hadn't taken this class, I would be mute the entire time I was supposed to give a speech. Dr. Perry makes it clear from the beginning that it is a judgmental free classroom, and makes sure it stays that way.

    Course highlights:

    Dr. Perry gave personal experiences when talking about how to deliver speeches. Every speech that we had to prepare for, he gave us an outline of how he wanted it to look so that we knew exactly what he wanted. An easy 20 points!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely don't think you're too cool for his class, he will put you in your place real quick. He is hip with the times and doesn't care if he makes a fool of himself because of it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Adam Perry
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Requires Presentations


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