ERIC Number: ED431206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Obtaining Peak Student Performance in a Summer Session Principles of Speech Course.
Reppert, James E.
Teaching the basic public speaking course during the summer session requires the teacher to compress a semester's worth of activities into one month or 20 two-hour classroom sessions, requiring organizational skills to ensure that all relevant instructional activities are addressed. This paper outlines a plan of instruction specifically designed for the summer public speaking course, a plan which allows the flexibility to work in the same way as during the semester. The paper states that in the course, students prepare and deliver three non-graded speeches before delivering a speech for a grade; see videotapes of previous graded speeches; examine compilation notebooks of previous student speech outlines and critiques; see numerous examples of precise visual aids prepared on poster boards by previous students; and learn to use library and Internet resources to add to their credibility as speakers. The lesson plan in the paper is divided into five weeks with material further subdivided into four days for each week. Further informational material (grading criteria, required reading, etc.) is attached. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association (Prestonsburg, KY, September 18-19, 1998).