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ERIC Number: ED416550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Speech Criticism, Group Presentations, and Centrality: A Marriage Made in Heaven for the Basic Public Speaking Course.
Ayres, Joe; Sonandre, Debbie Ayres
This paper presents an exercise which serves as an addition to public speaking courses. Showing students how to uncover the speech patterns that shape their lives allows them to appreciate the importance of speech communication in their lives. In the exercise, groups analyze speeches and report their findings to the class. The exercise improves presentation skills and enables students to become better consumers of public discourse. The exercise is divided into three phases: phase one--"Developing a Knowledge Base"; phase two--"Sample Critique"; and phase three--"Criticizing and Reporting." Each phase is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, procedures, objectives, and time requirements. This group assignment meshes with the course purpose because it enhances both critical thinking and presentation skills. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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