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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to incoming freshmen because whether your a good, average, or terrible speaker-this class will teach you the basics of communication. This includes verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal communication, types of speeches, relationships, diversity, etc.
I was nervous about taking this class because I don't like to speak in front of the class, but the more practice presentations we did, the more comfortable I got. The teacher would review all of our speeches and write down our evaluation. To my surprise I always got a B or higher. The teacher taught us that the audience doesn't receive us to be as nervous as we think we are. I learned how to critique speeches and how to give proper evaluations of speeches. I felt like I became a better speaker, not just in class but in my life too.
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Advice for students:
Pay attention and take notes when the teacher lectures. Also practice your speech alone and/or with friends. Record yourself to see how you sound or have your friends critique you. If your speech has a specific time limit make sure reach that limit, time yourself. Make sure you always cite your work to give the author credit i it's not your own words/thoughts.