ERIC Number: ED232220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Speech-Writing Sequence for the Underprepared Student.
Mader, Diane C.
Addressing the academically troubled student's central problem in creating effective written and oral compositions--difficulty in analyzing and synthesizing material--a sequence of speech writing courses videotapes, and then holds class discussions of, student speech-compositions. Utilizing the student's relative facility in speech, this stimulating taping/discussion format offers immediate and continued class and teacher feedback. Discussions help the speaker see where points need to be developed, relationships are weak, or steps do not follow. More than a teacher's marginal comments could, these oral evaluations encourage audience-centered communication. Leading the student to generate new ideas, explore his or her assumptions, and work through to conclusions, the courses help the student build the critical thinking skills necessary not only for effective communication, but for academic success. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Ocean City, MD, April 27-30, 1983).