ERIC Number: ED369118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Coaching the "Critters."
Colvert, Audra L.
The purpose of this paper is to create a guide for beginning coaches of the "communication analysis" event in forensics and to attempt to arouse interest in the activity. According to the paper, the American Forensic Association defines communication analysis as an original speech designed to offer an explanation and/or evaluation of a communication event such as a speech, speaker, movement, poem, poster, film, campaign, etc. through the use of rhetorical principles. The paper also helps coaches set up a system for researching topics and methodologies and offers tips for critically evaluating the communication analysis event. The paper concludes that it is time to renew interest and participation in the study and exploration of rhetorical criticism. Contains references. Handouts for students, teachers, and coaches on learning the basics of rhetorical criticism, choosing a topic, selecting a methodology, sample formats, and judging a communication analysis, are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Debate Coaches; Research Suggestions; Rhetorical Strategies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Washington, DC, April 28-May 1, 1994).