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ERIC Number: ED081043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 10
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Don't Hesitate to Heckle Your Speech Students!
Peirce, J. F.
Although written and oral criticism of a speech may help a student become aware of his mistakes and a tape recording may let him hear them, both techniques deal with past experiences. They make the student aware of what he did say, but not of what he is saying at the moment. Interjecting comments and criticisms while a student is speaking assists the student in learning to adapt to adverse speaking situations and in overcoming initial nervousness. This technique is also intended to make the student immediately cognizant of flaws in the structure and organization of his speech. Caution must be exercised in employing this technique. "Heckling" or interrupting certain students results in a loss of concentration and even in antagonism toward the teacher from other class members. Generally speaking, however, this technique assists teachers in developing better speakers. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Texas Speech Assn. (San Antonio, October, 1972)