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    • Profile picture
    Jan 24, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Though I do not enjoy public speaking, and actually have stage fright, I truly enjoyed this course. The breakout sessions were so great because it made our small class grow closer and be able to feel more vulnerable with each other. With each speech, I grew more and more confident in myself and my speaking ability.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to write and present an effective speech. I learned how to communicate my thoughts informatively and persuasively.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take notes! Often Alban will pull test questions word for word from the notes.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr.Alban
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Requires Presentations
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    Jan 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is considering a career that involves any kind of personal communication. If you are shy it may be hard at first because you have to record yourself with a camera so that your professor can see. If you are busy like me pick a day of the week where you have time to yourself to prepare for your speech. It is very helpful to study first. Apart from the videos the course work itself is pretty light but pay attention to the terms used, you will be quizzed on them and are expected to use them in your speech(s).

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course include its unique video assignments and the amount of freedom that you have in your topic choices. What I personally gained in this course is the ability to analyze speeches and determine if they are credible or not. I also know how to construct a persuasive and informative speech successfully.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are thinking about taking this course make sure you have a good working camera and know how to operate it properly. Understand that you are expected to film yourself in front of the camera and speak clearly and maintain eye contact 80 percent of the time. My personal study tip is to rehearse your speech in front of the camera, even if it is off it will help you get used to the awkward feelings of filming in front of a camera.

    • Fall 2016
    • Elliott Cooke
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    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Communication is a requires class, however, it is very helpful to you as a student. I recommend taking this course your first semester in college. This course helps students to be able to speak in public setting and will be relevant and helps you become familiar with public speaking. It is an incredibly useful course.

    Course highlights:

    Through this course, I have gained aptitude in speaking not only publicly but socially. I am very shy and was not able to speak to those I do not know but this course helped me start to get over that. This course helped me learn how to speak better.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice your speeches with friends and familiarize yourself with the material. Also complete assignments on time and keep them to study for tests.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr.Alban
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Requires Lots of Research Requires Presentations


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