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    Requires Presentations

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    Nov 27, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is vital to almost all career paths.

    Course highlights:

    The structure of giving speeches is consistent throughout the course.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would make sure you know that EVERYONE is nervous before speaking in front of class, not just you!

    • Fall 2017
    • Professor Shadburne
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Requires Presentations
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    Nov 08, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Before going into this course, I was a little nervous being it was a public speaking class and I wasn't completely comfortable with the idea of having to produce and perform speeches for a whole semester! Dr. Cristiano is the reason why I am highly recommending this course. She really makes you feel comfortable while in her class plus she is a very fun and energetic teacher. She even wrote the textbook that we used in the class. I feel that my public speaking skills have increased tremendously and I feel much more comfortable performing speeches in front of a group of people. I highly recommend taking this course!

    Course highlights:

    Honestly, some of the highlights of the course were actually giving my speeches. I enjoyed the interaction I received from Dr. Cristiano and my fellow classmates. It it quite fun to be able to have portion of the class open for you to share something you find important or passionate about with others. I learned quite a lot of new information during this course. Dr. Cristiano shared with us a six step guide to use for preparing a speech that will really capture the attention of the audience. I know that I will be taking these skills and information with in the future to prepare myself for any sort of presentation I may need to give in a future class or career.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    To be successful in this course, just pay attention to the information the teacher provides you. It is very useful information for preparing and giving a speech. Also, Dr. Cristiano gives an example speech on each required speech throughout the semester. Listen to these and try and pick out what each step she is in throughout the speech. This helps give some insight on what she is expecting from you. Another thing to remember is spend a sufficient amount of time preparing because it really shows when giving the speech. You don't want to be under-prepared because you tend to be more nervous making matters worse.

    • Fall 2017
    • DR. MARILYN CRISTIANO
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Aug 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This professor truly cares to make you a better public speaker and he understands the irrational fears we all have about public speaking. He pushes you, but he doesn't terrorize you.

    Course highlights:

    I never knew there was actually an art to public speaking until I took this class. You get to learn the proper way to format a speech and you get to practice it multiple times. I may still hate giving public speeches, but I am extremely confident in my ability to write and prepare one.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    When the professor tells you to take the time and practice your speech, do it. While writing your speech you may think you know how long or short it is, but when you get up to actually present it'll turn out a completely different time. Also, practicing what you want to say will help your confidence, even if you are just giving the speech to yourself in the mirror.

    • Summer 2015
    • Simpson
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Requires Presentations


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