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COMM 122 Public Speaking

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    Staff, NanetteWier, Rebecah Sarver, nancy jennings
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    Requires Presentations

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Mar 28, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This professor taught well amd took the time to know each and every student. My class especially liked her and because we all got along and worked hard and were respectful she treated us to pizza. After class we were all invited to go eat together and she would join us. Very incredible kind of student-teacher relationship.

    Course highlights:

    We learned how to outline a speech depending on what kind of speech we were giving. We were also encouraged to go out of our comfort zone and try different generas of speeches, such as humor. Homework was minimum aside from the outlines and working on our speeches, which was fantastic because it gave us time to truley focus on the task at hand, speaking.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely try to get Professor Jennings. A professor makes or breaks a class and you will succeed with her. Also make sure to be thorough on your outlines because it makes practicing the speech and writing note cards easier.

    • Fall 2016
    • nancy jennings
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Dec 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was terrifying for me at first but Nanette made it easy. Public Speaking has never been my strong suit. I get very nervous speaking in front of others. In this class you ill have a series of different speeches. This course focused on building public speaking skills that you can use in any career field you chose.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course was definitely the professor, Nanette Wier. I learned the basics of public speaking, the different style of speeches and what they entail. You also learn and practice public speaking etiquette which is important to know as a speaker, and a listener.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advice to other students is to keep and open mind and challenge yourself with this course. it may be scary at first but you will get through it and feel more confident in your ability to speak in front of others. The best advice I can give in regards to nailing your speeches it to practice. Whether it's in front of the mirror, in front of your dog or in front of a study partner, it makes a huge difference.

    • Spring 2015
    • NanetteWier
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Jun 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    She is the most kind loving passionate about the students and topic teacher I have ever had, she makes the class very enjoyable even if I went in fearful of public speaking.

    Course highlights:

    She would try super hard to make sure we spoke and got something out of the class. I was able to improve my speaking skills significantly.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Despite people's fear of public speaking, take this course with her so she can show you that it's scarier in your head than real life.

    • Spring 2016
    • NanetteWier
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations


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