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ENGL 101 Public Speaking

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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is a friendly and comfortable introduction to the task of public speaking, but it isn't too easy either. There are a few small, miscellaneous assignments along the way, but the most important things, besides regular attendance and participation, are the four main speeches. Mrs. Fullen is likable, comfortable, encouraging, and incredibly helpful. If you struggle, she will kindly coach you towards confidence and effectiveness in speaking, and if you are good at public speaking, she will encourage you, challenge you, and make you even better. I'm thankful for this nurturing class that truly taught me what it means to speak well.

    Course highlights:

    As mentioned before, one main thing I learned was simply how to speak well! I learned how to interest listeners and hold their attention, combat public speaking anxiety, effectively persuade, and use emotion to captivate and truly impact listers. I learned that public speaking isn't all that bad, and it is an amazing opportunity to share things that matter and make a difference!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Work hard to prepare speeches. This is the most important part of the class. Put good time and thought into picking and outlining your topics, choosing your material, and practicing for confidence and familiarity. All of these things will help greatly in giving good speeches. But at the same time, don't fall into anxiety or worry. These things won't help at all, and often they aren't based in reality, anyways! After preparing well, be confident and just give each speech your best.

    • Winter 2016
    • Jessica Fullen
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts
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    Oct 11, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It is probably the easiest public speaking course you will ever find. The professor is boring though. His lectures are extremely boring and he has an opinion for everything.

    Course highlights:

    As long as you present something (anything!), you will not fail this class. I learned how to be a better public speaker in a relaxed environment.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Memorize your speeches and don't wait until last minute.

    • Fall 2016
    • Peter Solie
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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