This class was tough.
I would recommend this course, because it is a perfect example of how to take the basic information provided, and make connections to other courses with the major. The anatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism is a challenging course, but it provided me with an opportunity to draw information from previous courses into the class, such as production of phonemes, how voicing occurs, and what happens if certain parts of the speech mechanism are no longer functioning.
One of my favorite parts of the course was the construction of the larynx, pharynx, oral cavity, and speech muscles out of various materials in class. This allowed us to visually see how each muscle functioned in during the production of speech, as well as where each muscle was located. We also were able to use this time to ask questions about the course material, and test ourselves on if we actually knew the information based on our model.
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Advice for students:
Studying early is key. Make study sheets or notecards with visuals from the textbook, and make sure to study in small chunks. The material can often seem overbearing, but if you can take time each day to quiz yourself on the material, you will perform well. I also recommend a study group of people you know you work well with. This allowed my me and my peers to quiz each other on the material we had learned, and verbally break down trickier sections of the notes.