CA 103 Public Speaking
U1FF 2012 FA
Senior Adjunct Instructor
BA, Pennsylvaania State UniversityMALS, Mary Washington College
4 Jun2 - 29 July 2012
5:00 - 7:40 PM
Textbook: Fraleigh, Douglas M. and Joseph S. Truman. Speak Up: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-312-62188-9
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My philosophy of teaching is a belief that any student can learn to speak and write well. I believe that good written English is not just a function of applying the rules of grammar; it is also a function of reading widely and often, and thinking critically about what has been read. In like manner, good public speaking is not simply writing a speech and presenting it, it is also a function of practicing, revising, and polishing what you want to say. Students who actively engage the material they wish to present either verbally or in writing become more confident in their ability to write or speak publically about that material. This confidence then requires the student to more actively pursue the language skills required to write and speak well.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The core assessment for CA103-Public Speaking will be a Final Speech. This speech be a type of speech (persuasive or informative, forexample) already given by the student during the semester. For example, if a student has given informative, persuasive, and demonstration speeches during the semester, he must select one of those types of speeches to give for the final. The rationale is that a student increases his mastery of a type of speaking by giving that type of speech twice. The length of the speech will be determined by the instructor, and the topic by the instructor and/or the student.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Speech I (Introduction)
Speech 1 Outline
Speech 2 (Informative)
Speech 2 Outline
Speech 3 (Persuasive)
Speech 3 Outline
Speech 4 (TBD)
Speech 4 Outline
A = 900-1000 points
B = 800-899 points
C = 700-799 points
D = 600-699 points
F = 599 and below
C = The average speech grade should meet the following criteria:
B = an above average speech should meet the preceding criteria and also:
A = A superior speech should meet all the preceding criteria and also:
D or F = These grades demonstrate serious deficiencies in the criteria required for a grade of C.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. No cell phones are allowed. If a cell phone is required for duty reasons, it is the students responsibility to notify the instructor prior to class beginning. In the case, the cell phone should be set to vibrate.
Activities and Assignments
1. All quizzes and speeches will be given on Thursday evening. Review questions are due Thursday evenings as well.
2. Full sentence outlines (preparation outlines) are due in the instructor’s inbox on the Monday evening prior to the speech for review. Students will bring one copy of their preparation outline to class on Tuesday evening for peer review.
3. Instructions/requirements for each speech will be provided to the student one week in advance of speech presentation. In addition, the following applies:
o Speech 1 is an introductory speech in which you introduce yourself. No visual aides or outside sources are required.
3. Make-up Assignments
a. When the absence is excused, and a student desires to make-up the discussion points missed, the student may opt to complete an analysis of a speech assigned by the instructor. Format for this assignment will also be provided by the instructor. The standards of English grammar will be observed in all written work.
b. If the absence was on the night a speech was to be given, in addition to the speech analysis, the student must re-schedule the speech for the following Tuesday evening.
4. The instructor reserves the right to change or revise the syllabus at any time. Students will be notified should this be the case.
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