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SPCH 1A Introduction to Public Speaking

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    Requires Presentations

    A Few Big Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Apr 01, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Helped my self-confidence, and made me a better public speaker.

    Course highlights:

    I gained self-confidence as well as a new respect for public speaking. Whether its a conversation between 2 people or 200. I found the beauty of what public speaking is, and what it can do.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't be nervous, just trust yourself and be honest. Not only with you, but with fellow classmates. They are just as nervous or scared as you are, if not more.

    • Fall 2013
    • kathy Oneil
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Mar 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Panella is an amazing instructor, he gives you all the tools you need to succeed and he is always there to help. As a bonus: he is hilarious.

    Course highlights:

    This course progresses very naturally, starting with the basics of movement and posture and progressing through such concepts as ethos, pathos, and logos and how to apply them to argumentation. Most importantly: you will learn that almost no one likes public speaking at first, but anyone can do it, all you've got to do is stand up and try.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to participate, a lot. You will not be able to get by in any public speaking course without participating. However, this is one of the courses you are practically guaranteed to pass if you just try.

    • Summer 2016
    • AC Panella
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Requires Presentations
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    Nov 22, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course is a fine introduction into public speaking for someone who either gets nervous thinking about public speaking or is not all that interested in the topic. Ms. Wright is a very nice teacher; she grades leniently and understands that people get nervous. Her class definitely an easy A if you show up to class and practice your speeches before you give them.

    Course highlights:

    For me, the highlight of this course is being able to choose your own topic. There are no restrictions on topic choice what-so-ever so it makes the speeches more interesting and heartfelt. Also, I have enjoyed listening to other people’s speeches this semester.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you really want to become a better public speaker and want to be pushed to improve by the teacher than this class is not for you. If you just want to fulfill a requirement and do not care too much whether you get a ton out of this course than I would say take it.

    • Fall 2016
    • JANIS WRIGHT
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Requires Presentations

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