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COM 173 Public Speaking

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    HeatherStyckiewicz, Jacqueline Sanchez, Brion Van Over, Stephania Davis, Sullivan
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    • Medium 71%

    • Hard 0%

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    Oct 15, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    From my experience the best readers are also the best speakers. I for one believe that because, individuals who can't read very well usually aren't great at speaking. What I mean by that is that people assume once you read something and apply a new knowledge that was obtained, they automatically know what they are doing. In public speaking we read excerpts of former speeches and then attempt to apply to our own and some don't succeed. That goes to show that reading comprehension is very important in our educational career.

    Course highlights:

    What I learned was that outside of the speeches, the readings we had to do was just as if not more important. If we don't get a grasp of the art of public speaking from a textual standpoint, then we can't be successful verbally. So my highlight was the amount of reading we did for the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay calm and do the reading before you get to class and besides, we all were nervous in some capacity to actually speak in front of the class. But the real task is the reading beforehand.

    • Spring 2017
    • Brion Van Over
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Group Projects
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    Oct 01, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    A class where individuals can sharpen their writing skills and improve their public speaking. Many people in the world (I for one am not one of them) struggles with writing and publicly speaking. I'd recommend this class in particular because, before doing a speech you must do an outline of your speech regarding what you are speaking on and you must make it as detailed as possible. It gives you an opportunity to understand what exactly needs to be discussed before the speech you give to the class, as well as, you knowing what your talking points are. As for the speech itself the idea of you being in front of other people isn't as terrifying as it seems. And Professor Van Over lets you know it isn't either. However, I found it as place to increase my ability to publicly speak and continue to progress my writing skills.

    Course highlights:

    Some of the highlights from the class was me just delivering my speeches. I was very into what we were discussing or what I was speaking about that it just came naturally to me. And what I learned was the amount of persuasiveness that is involved with the speeches that I delivered. That the power of public speaking could galvanize a group into believing anything you say or do.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Public speaking is not the end of the world. It's not that difficult to speak in front of people because, they're just like you. So my advice would be, you're not alone people are in the same shoes as you when it comes to this course. Others do not want to do it either but that shouldn't stop you from overcoming your fears. So relax, take a deep breath, and just take it easy when you're upfront and speaking towards the class.

    • Fall 2017
    • Brion Van Over
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Group Projects Requires Presentations
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    Sep 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The class actually became a very strong and close family throughout the semester.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about our society and about one another.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Open up don't be shy and show your true colors.

    • Spring 2017
    • Sullivan
    • Yes

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