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ERIC Number: EJ891563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Re-Presenting Subversive Songs: Applying Strategies for Invention and Arrangement to Nontraditional Speech Texts
Charlesworth, Dacia
Communication Teacher, v24 n3 p122-126 Jul 2010
Invention deals with the content of a speech, arrangement involves placing the content in an order that is most strategic, style focuses on selecting linguistic devices, such as metaphor, to make the message more appealing, memory assists the speaker in delivering the message correctly, and delivery ideally enables great reception of the message. Most students immediately grasp the importance of invention and how it applies to public speaking; however, the concept of arrangement often requires more explanation. While public speaking textbooks do a fine job of presenting various organizational patterns, most students seem to rely on the cause-effect or problem-solution approach without truly investigating whether they are the most appropriate choices. This article presents an activity that encourages students to experiment with invention and arrangement in a non-threatening manner. Essentially, this activity requires students to apply the rhetorical canons of invention and arrangement to deliver an informal presentation and engage in class discussion. A list of references and suggested readings is included. (Contains 8 slides.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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