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  • Average Rating (from 3 Students)

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    Group Projects

    Lots of Writing

    Always Do the Reading

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    • Profile picture
    Jan 10, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It helps you develop great communication skills. He uses the book and the class is very easy to pass.

    Course highlights:

    Through this I was able to write a paper and speak. I was able to develop points and support them with factual evidence.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take your assignments seriously. Take advantage of the extra credit. Always be on time to class or you will miss the quizzes and you can't make them up. Study the material he gives you and always bring your syllabus to class.

    • Fall 2016
    • John Keyes
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research
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    Jan 05, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend taking this course because it challenges the students to step outside of their comfort zone and helps them learn more about themselves and about their classmates.

    Course highlights:

    I loved speaking up front and learning the various skills it takes to do so.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read and study the chapters in the textbook, as the quizzes are pulled right out of the book.

    • Fall 2016
    • Rumsey
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Group Projects
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    Nov 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Harris is a fun teacher. Her voice threw me off a bit the first few weeks of class, but with time you get used to her. Actually, scratch that, you come to really like her. She's very fun and enthusiastic. The class gives you a lot of opportunities to practice speaking upfront. I loved it. Seeing how your classmates blossom before your eyes throughout the semester is a true joy, and it's always fun to listen to your class deliver more comical speeches (which, fortunately, Professor Harris encourages). There was one group project that was a little chaotic, but that was only due to a lack of planning. As long as you communicate clearly and exchange phone numbers, you should do better than us (don't worry, we all still got A's).

    Course highlights:

    Seeing my classmates transform from quiet introverts to enthusiastic public speakers was magnificent. I didn't expect it at first. The class is really chill, and it offered a nice break in between my more difficult classes. It really felt like a meeting with my family or something. We all got a long and Professor Harris keeps the atmosphere light, fun, yet informative. Professor Harris's greatest lesson was about how to structure your speeches so that they remain interesting throughout. The structures she provided were very helpful to the class, and I saw my speeches improve throughout the year. I highly recommend this course to anyone, whether you like to speak or not!

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you don't like public speaking: relax. Hardly anybody did on our first day in class, but by the end we all loved it. The atmosphere is fun. Once you get to know the class and develop inside jokes with each of them, you'll realize that it's really just an opportunity to share your heart and thoughts with your friends. So don't stress about your upcoming speeches, just choose to remain calm and confident and you'll do great.

    • Winter 2016
    • Pamela Harris
    • Yes
    • Group Projects Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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