For Ryan Eibens Lab Sections
Our midterm exam is coming up quickly. Relevant dates are below. We will be spending lab on 10/15/15
preparing for the midterm.
Midterm Prep Day
MIDTERM & FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE FALL 2015
The useable concepts in the lectures gather around a few guiding concepts or master terms, of
the course, which I have highlighted.
Ill modify list slightly as we go along, but this study guide is a solid guide t
Practice Midterm P155
Work with your groupmate(s) to answer the following questions.
1. Which of the following is an example of vicious relativism?
(a) Everyone likes the Beatles, so they are the most popular band of all time.
1. What surprised me the most was how many times there were awkward
silences throughout my speech. I should have rehearsed more so that my
speech could have went more smoothly.
2. The one thing I think I did really well was the amount of citatio
Kevin Kim(Hyun Yu)
P155 Video Reflection
1. What surprised me the most was my movement and my eye movement. It felt
very awkward and didnt see any natural movement. I feel like I was very stiff
2. I think what I did well was going slow
Invitational Rhetoric Speech Outline
A. Since the dawn of the 21st century, performance enhancing drugs have
become a religious practice in the lives of some sport figures
B. Aren't we all addicts of something? Whether it's techn
Speech Analysis assignment #1
Trump v. Clinton Presidential Debate
This past week the presidential debate between Trump and Clinton occurred. Before
atending college, I was never interested in politics, because I was not old enough to actually
P155 - Public Oral Communication
M 1:00, W 12:30
Cynthia D. Smith
800 East Third Street, room 221 (moving to Ballantine
The Rhetorical Situation Speech
What Is a Rhetorical Situation?
o Situation: when something is the matter about something that matters
o Contingent: Something that comes up out of the ordinary; needs to be
addressed, now; requires us to mobiliz
Chapter 2 Notes
o Organization: the selection of ideas and materials and their arrangement
into a discernible and effective pattern.
Objective 1: Why is Organization Important?
o The mental energy that listeners use in reconstructing a confused
Lecture #2: Developing Your Speech
o Must address a public controversy or issue
o Not pop culture/sports trivia
Unless these expose an important public issue
Good Research Habits
Read multiple sources
Make sure all the source
Lecture: The Audience & The Occasion
o The adaptation of people to ideas and ideas to people. Donald C.
Advantages to Audience-Centered Public Speaking
1. Youll make better speech decisions
2. Youll foster audience attention and goodwill
February 9, 2016
Fashion Industry and Eating Disorders
I. According to an article released by Newsweek, 10 million women and one million men in
the United States struggle with anorexia and bulimia,
A main theme of the course is difference between constitutive and instrumental speech. One reason for
this distinction is preparation for career advancement and self-distinction. Another reason is to inspire
us all to create change in the world
P155: Public Oral Communication
Samuel Ford & Madison Salomon
Characters: symbolize evil through different varieties and shades
-President Reagan to Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall
-the wall is a physical thing, but a symbol t
Logo patho etho, identity
Communication produces us. We then shape our world with it.
Our speech creates us: in forming the thing, the individual is formed himself.
The world has an agency, we are created by the world, agency of l
The Rhetorical Situation
*two central theoretical axes of the course: rhetorical situation + symbolic action
situation: when something is the mater about something that matters
rhetorical situation: requir
1) Symbol: something that comes to stand for something else, usually something concrete (a character
in a story) that comes to stand for something abstract or ineffable (evil).
a) Symbol is the visible incarnation of the more abstract thi
(Textbook chapters 2 & 7)
Arrangement instead of organization because organization comes with the
connotations of being linear, monochrome, abstracted, lifeless, robot-like. You
can think of this as a
Delivery & Ethos Lecture
TB pages 92-102
o Loose and flexible standard
o Think fashion/clothes in different situations (i.e. you wouldnt go to a banquet in jorts)
29 March 2015
Lecture #10: Speech of Identification
What can you do to change someones mind that is staunch in his/her beliefs?
-Because the system of beliefs is so deeply entrenched
Study Guide- Lecture #2
Constraints- good sources of invention in rhetoric are good
Rightness of fit
Rhetoric- not just words. We use art, music, taste or judgemen