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ERIC Number: ED085781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 5
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Three Approaches to Speech Criticism and Evaluation.
Welden, Terry A.; And Others
Speech Journal, v4 p13-17 1968
Criticism and evaluation of classroom speeches in communication courses should be centered more on student oriented methods rather than on instructor evaluation alone. One approach is based on the use of seven-point differential scales, whereby students can provide immediate reactions to performances by their classmates. This method is of value to students both as speakers and as critics; it also assesses the behavioral outcomes of utilizing the principles taught in basic communication courses. A second procedure applies specifically to the informative speech, whereby each speaker obtains, in short written form, statements from his audience that tell him if the audience recognized and retained the important points of information from his presentation. Finally, in evaluating persuasive speeches, student-critics can be asked to list their personal reactions to each proposition in the speeches, as well as their predictions of both the average audience response and the response distribution (scattered or clustered). This third approach is basically an exercise in audience analysis. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven. Dept. of Speech.