Instructor: Barry A. Morris Office: 41 Park Row
Text: The Audience Will.
The Student Speech Quote Hall of Fame.
DEFINITION of PLAGIARISM:
The "I Think" Tutorial.
The General Purpose Exercise.
The Specific Speech Purpose Exercise.
The Central Idea Exercise.
The Main Idea Exercise.
Sense or Nonsense: Testing the Value of Claims.
Out of Balance Classics.
The successful public speaking student will have obtained a practical acquaintance with the fundamentals of Public Speaking. Among them:
In order to achieve the above goals the student will complete the following assignments.
No speech in which a manuscript has been employed will receive a higher possible grade than C.
The student will provide for each speech an outline that conforms to the description
below. Outlines will be due at the beginning of the period on a given speech day.
Failure to provide such an outline for any reason will constitute a NO CREDIT grade
on that assignment.
The outlines will be graded as an assignment separate from the speech itself. Those grades will be combined, with the outline being 25% of the total speech grade. Example: Speech Grade=A Outline Grade=D Assignment Grade=B+
Outlines will be--
If you would like for me to review an outline, okay a topic, etc. You can send it to me via the internet, and I will reply. You simply need to make sure I get the message and time to respond to it before I leave for New York. I am sorry that I cannot guarantee responses. You should not assume I got your message unless you get a reply.
In addition, a selection of Outline Samples is available.
Each student will take a multiple choice final examination over the text and the lecture notes.
Later in the semester, a practice exam will be loaded
into this site.
|Speech to Convince||20%|
At the end of the semester, a student may opt to exchange his or her lowest grade for that earned on Speech Assignment One--if that lowest grade is on a speech other than Speech Assignment Five and was not received because the speech was not delivered. In other words, if you got a bad grade on Speech Two, Three or Four, and want to exchange that grade for Speech One, you can
You have not missed more than two classes, and I have a record of your completion of at
least three of the web-based exercises and tutorials I will be offering.
*Students more than 1/2 hour late on a speech day will be counted absent, and will not be allowed to give the speech (unless by special permission). Students who do not attend on a speech day will receive an "F" on the assignment unless substantial documentation can be provided to prove an unavoidable conflict. Scheduled medical procedures, court dates, most "family" emergencies and similar circumstances do not constitute unavoidable conflicts. Travel reservations before and after breaks do not constitute unavoidable conflicts. The instructor reserves the right to either schedule a make-up or reconfigure the grade weight formula to resolve the conflict. Should a make-up be scheduled, it will be incumbent upon the student to provide an "audience" of at least four other people at the instructor's convenience. Failure to do so will void the student's opportunity to make the speech up.
If a student provides an excuse that turns out to be fraudulent, the instructor will
assign a grade of "F" for the semester. No exceptions, no excuses.
The university handbook has a definition of plagiarism. It is pretty complicated. I have a definition of plagiarism too. Mine is pretty simple. I give you an assignment. You do the assignment from that point on. Start from there. If you get information from any other source, tell us where you got it. Do your own work; why make it any harder than that?
Grades are distributed according to the following criteria:
Tentative Schedule: Dates and assignments subject to change at the instructor's discretion.
|9/5-6||Introduction to course. Review of Syllabus. Speaking With a Purpose.
Making and Supporting Claims.
Read Virtual Reality. Virtual Insistence.
|9/19-20||Basic Outlines and Patterns. Introductions and Conclusions.
Read Virtual Clarity.
|10/17-25||Evidence and Support.Read Virtual Assurance.|
Read Virtual Consensus. Adapting to an Audience.
|11-19 through 11-24: Thanksgiving Break|
|11/14-11/29||Adding Urgency to a Case.
Read Virtual Disaster.
|11/28-12/6||Speech V Course and Instructor Evaluations.|
|12/5-12/13||Speech V Course and Instructor Evaluations.|
Examination will take place in accordance with the University Schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: Reading assignments should be completed by the date listed on the calendar
to promote productive class discussion. You are responsible to have read the entire
textbook by the end of the regular semester, even if specific chapters are not referenced
in the reading schedule.
Yom Kippur is a religious holiday. Any student who misses work owing to celebration of that holiday will be allowed to make it up. Students must,however, declare their intention to be absent, so that other arrangements can be made. Simply not showing up for the assignment and claiming to have been celebrating the holiday will not be protected by university rules, since you have been given another option.