House Bill 2504

Spring 2014 Course Syllabus

SPCH-1315-30 - Public Speaking

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2014
InstructorStafford, Laura Johnson
Phone(409) 984-6331
E-mailstaffolj@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:MWF 8-11am (QEP) 1:30-3:30pm (Office) TR 9:30-11:30am (Office) (Online office time: 4- 5pm each day, but will not respond to contact after 9pm until next day.)
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre Center (PAC)
Room:140
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Course Information
Course Number10921
Course Description Principles and practices of public speaking.
Course Prerequisites 1315 Public Speaking 3:3:0

Principles and practices of public speaking.

Prerequisite: Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.

You must have the ability to video your speeches with a webcam or phone video that supports one the following file types. Video files accepted are: avi, flv, mov, mpeg, mpg, mp4, mv4, qt (quicktime), wmv, 3gp.

All students, be sure you have a current Flash Player and Quicktime program so you can see and hear lectures. You must create an OOVOO.com account to participate in the group communication project.

Check your Blackboard Class Announcements for messages from me about class materials. Check your MyLamarpa email often for campus updates. You must be able to access the Lamarpa.edu site and Blackboard to complete this course. You must have access to a printer & be able to scan documents to complete some assignments. The Gates Library Computer Lab is available to all students with current Student ID cards.

You must have the ability to video your speeches with a webcam or phone video that supports one the following file types. Video files accepted are: avi, flv, mov, mpeg, mpg, mp4, mv4, qt (quicktime), wmv, 3gp. You will also need an oovoo.com account and use either Internet Explorer or Firefox as the browser only. You will need current QuickTime & Flash Player to hear and see lectures.

You will be speaking in front of an AUDIENCE!

For each speech you will need to have no less than 5 adults over the age of 17 in your audience. Video instructions will be provided with each assignment. A speech will NOT be graded if the required number of audience members is not present in the video. You should plan ahead to secure your audience members for each speech project well in advance of due dates. You may want an additional audience member to operate the video camera so it is steady. Choose your audience members wisely. Any disruption of the speech from audience members will cause a loss of points on the assignment.
Required Textbooks 2 Textbook Requirements:

* O’Hair, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s , 2013. ISBN: 1-4576-6635-9. It has an access code that will be used in class. Don’t buy a used book with an invalid code. Price break if bought through LSCPA bookstore.

*Working Guide to Communication Success. Dr. Laura Stafford, 11th ed. 2012.

(The Lecture packet pages will be on the Lamarpa.edu Blackboard course site in each weekly Learning Module. Some pages are modified for the online class.)

The lecture packet has all the required lecture notes that will be tested in the Midterm Exam and the format guidelines and critique sheets that are necessary for each assignment.

Print the pages weekly and put in a 3 –Ring binder! You need a hard copy to have in front of you when listening to required online audio lectures that have you expand the written notes. I recommend you have both a pen and highlighters available when taking notes from the audio lectures.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Online students must log in activity at least once a week. Multiple assignments are due each week. If you do not log in for 3 weeks I recommend you drop the class because you will have missed too much to succeed. After a student has missed the submission of 2 speech videos or more that 4 written assignments the professor may drop the student officially from the class with the grade you have earned, which may be an “F”. This may affect your financial aid status and if this instructor initiated drop occurs after the first six weeks you can receive an “F” for insufficient work.

Online Attendance is a required aspect of this course and the student is responsible for the work that is due on the specific dates, which appear on the agenda calendar. This course recognizes court appearance and personal hospitalization as excused absences, not work, or doctor’s appointments, Or waking up feeling “under the weather”, or the Internet went down. Course work is still due on assigned dates (Use computers on campus or at local shops with WiFi service.

There are 70 pts assigned to your Audience Etiquette Attendance/Participation and when you violate the expectations of the approved behavior online you will lose points at the discretion of the Professor. There are 3 quizzes over the audio lectures that contribute to this category of points as well. There are Participatory assignments weekly that will contribute to this grade category.
Course Grading Scale 900-1000 = A 800-899 = B 700-799 = C 600-699 = D Below 599 = F
Determination of Final Grade 650 points Oral Assignments

80 points Written Assignments

200 points Exams

70 points Attendance/Participation in class and on SpeechClassSolo lab site/Quizzes

1000 points total.

In Dr. Stafford's class you will be graded with actual points not percentages. Punctual completion of each assignment earns you a number of real points which you will add up to total your final grade. There will be no curving. There will be no make up exam given in class time, in extreme cases it may be possible to take the mid-term exam in the Student Learning Center, but that must be arranged with Dr. Stafford in advance.

There are NO RE-TESTS.

Typed analytical outlines will be required for all of the presentations and are due on the day of presentations submission. Late outline submission will not be accepted. Specific instructions will be given before each assignment and the specific points are as follows: special occasion/informative (100- 85 oral, 15 outline), informative group with visual support (200- 130 oral, 20 outline, group analysis & Teamwork rubric 50), persuasive (150-100 oral, 40 outline, 10 Ethics Analysis Statement), and persuasive to motivate to take action (200- 100 oral, 100 outline). Only word doc or docx and pdf documents accepted!!!! Can’t grade other formats.

In Dr. Stafford's class you will be graded with actual points not percentages. Punctual completion of each assignment earns you a number of real points which you will add up to total your final grade. There will be no curving. You’re My Grades in Blackboard will show you a total of your acquired scores.

There are NO RE-TESTS or Re-taking of quizzes or exams.

As a performance class it is vital that you are prepared to submit your presentation on the day of the assigned round. You are responsible for filming your presentations and successfully uploading & submitting the video file into the Video tab on our

SpeechClassSolo textbook website which is a safe and secure site where I will grade the speech performance with both comments and a grading rubric. Allow time to upload files. Submit early for possible bonus points (First 5 to submit on a sliding scale of 5-1)

All Written Assignments (Typed Outlines, Self-Critiques, Listening Reports, Audience Participation Forms, Peer Rating Rubrics) will be submitted through Blackboard Assignments in Word Doc or Docx or PDF only.

Final Exam Date May 2, 2014 - 5:00 PM
Major Assignments Types of Assignments:

Oral: There will be 4 opportunities for you to experience different public speaking situations including: special occasion/informative (100), informative group with visual support (200), persuasive (150), and persuasive to motivate to take action (200). A 5th speech will be an exit presentation- (10) participatory points

Typed analytical outlines will be required for all of the presentations and are due on the day of presentations submission. Late outline submission will not be accepted. Specific instructions will be given before each assignment and the specific points are as follows: special occasion/informative (100- 85 oral, 15 outline), informative group with visual support (200- 130 oral, 20 outline, group analysis & Teamwork rubric 50), persuasive (150-100 oral, 40 outline, 10 Ethics Analysis Statement), and persuasive to motivate to take action (200- 100 oral, 100 outline). Only word doc or docx and pdf documents accepted!!!! Can’t grade other formats

Written: There will be 4 written exercises to be completed. These are designed to demonstrate your knowledge of listening skills and self-evaluation skills through critical thinking reflection. (20 pts. each) 2 Self-Critique Forms that are filled out when you observe your recorded speeches and 2 outside of class Listening Observations Reports.

Exams: There will be 2 exams, a mid-term and a final. Both will be objective tests questions taken on-line. It is a requirement to take both exams. The midterm has two parts: Part I is over the Lecture material (audio lectures and Lecture Packet pages 3-43) and Part II is over the textbook material covered in the Pre-Test (Use Pre-Post Test Textbook Review Sheet to study and prepare). The Final Exam has three parts and you are required to take all three parts.

The online course is designed in weekly module folders. Begin with Start Here Week 1 to begin using the Blackboard and SpeechClassSolo tools. Then you would go to the menu link Learning Content Week 2 on to find the material for the course each week. The next section will show you the complete weekly agenda calendar with due dates.
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Speech 1315 –73/30 On-Line Lecture/Assignments

(Each week is designated on the Blackboard Learn Menu in first the Start Here link and the rest are in the Weekly Learning Modules link. It is your responsibility to complete the material and submit required papers and videos on the due dates listed below.) Losing Internet connect is not an excuse. Go to a Library, Campus Computer Lab, or WiFi Coffee shop to complete your online assignments. As an online class you must be able to access your MyLamarpa account. Must print your lecture packet pages to follow the Audio lectures to make notes for the test and projects. You must complete the entire Online Assignment before the next week. TB = Textbook; LP = Lecture Packet; BB = Blackboard Learn. Must have access code to textbook website SpeechClassSolo to submit your speech videos. Remember to arrange for your 5 adult audience members in enough time to submit the project on time.



Week 1 (Read TB Chapters 1, 2 & 3)



Jan. 13 through 19 (Assignments may be submitted early but all are due by Jan. 19th at 11:59)



Log into BB – on the left hand menu select the link Video Requirements to read what your video files formats can be in. Next:



• Read Greeting Message, Then select “Start Here Week 1” – Read and follow the instructions on each page to complete the week’s tasks.



o Take the Pre- Test Quiz (very short you are not supposed to know it at this time, low score is ok.)



o Read & Print the Syllabus, then take the Syllabus Quiz (participatory points 1)



o Read, Print & Sign Netiquette Statement, then submit the scanned document. (1)



o Listen to Audio Questionnaire Instructions & Submit the assignment. (2)



o Register on the textbook website SpeechClassSolo – 73/30 Online Spring; using the code that came with your textbook. There are 3 Assignments on the Assignment Tab to complete:



 Read the Assignment Instruction Page



 Watch the Example Identification Video from Dr. Stafford



 Read how to upload your videos through You Tube as Unlisted and register for SpeechClassSolo; upload & submit your Identification Video on the Video Tab. (2)



 Take the PRCA quiz and submit your score page (save as a word document, submit it as an attachment) Take the PRPSA quiz and submit your score page. (2 points each)



o Open the Unit 1 Folder Communication Theory

Listen to the Instructions for Audio Lecture Files



 Print the Lecture Packet –LP p. 1-4 (Start your 3 ring binder of Lecture Notes which will be the material for your midterm exam.)



 Listen to all the sections (7 audio files) covering the notes on LP p. 3-4.



o Open Textbook Reading & Review Questions Folder



 Print the Pre/Post Test Questions and Review Questions for each Chapter for Final Exam.



 For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 1-3.

On Campus, Jan. 16th Thursday at 5:30 pm ONLINE ORIENTATION at Gates Memorial Library Computer Lab. Bring Ear buds if you come, so you can get most of the above items done this day. Must have valid LSCPA ID.



I recommend that you set aside a specific time each week to work on your assignments and spend 60 to 75 minutes per session at least 3 times a week. I cover 2-3 lecture packet pages per on campus class period. This is just the lecture audio portion of the course. Reading the textbook and finding the answers to the review questions would take additional time. Preparing your speeches and practice time would take 1-2 hours. Remember you have to gather your 5 audience members and film your presentation and allow for time to upload the film all before the due dates. Structure your week accordingly (5-6 hours per week) and keep in mind that last minute issues may come up, but due dates are set. This is not a self-paced class. In the business world when you miss a sales appointment that is money down the drain; here those are points lost. KEY: Yellow Highlight indicates Submit work. Green Letters indicates Listen to Required Audio Lectures from the Lecture Packet. Blue Letters indicates the pages to Print. Red Letters indicates Quiz, Task, or Exam.

Week 2 (Read TB Chapters 4, 5, 25 & 26 – Online Presentations)

Jan. 20 (MLK Day – off ) through Jan. 26 (All tasks are due complete by Sunday 11:59pm) Each week of the semester goes from Monday to Sunday. This week's To Do List includes:

1. Check any comments from last week's assignments. Each week go in and see the grade and comments on assignments so you can improve. If submitted on Sunday, I try to comment by Wednesday.

2. Open Unit 2 - Listening and Print the Lecture Packet pages document. It will include LP p. 5 - 11. These are lecture pages and Listening Observation Report pages. Put them in your binder to have them ready for when you listen to the audio lectures.

3. Listen to the Audio Lectures covering notes on LP p. 5 & 6 for midterm exam and quiz 1 preparation.

4. Listen to the Audio Instructions about the Listening Observation Reports. LP p. 8 & 9 are for the first Observation report and LP p. 10 &11 are to be used for the second one. You will observe someone speaking in the "real world". This can be a pastor or priest's message, a sales presentation, at work - staff meeting or training. It cannot be from TV or Internet. The goal is to listen to someone communicating live. First one is due next week in Week 3.

5. Textbook Reading & Review Questions Folder -- For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 4, 5, 25 & 26. Special Video page with Reading Strategies for you to watch to improve your reading of chapter material. Episodes 5 & 6 are very helpful.

Week 3 (Read TB Chapters 7, 17, & 23)

Jan. 27 through Feb 2 (A variety of Due Dates this Week- ATTENTION! 5 Assignments due this week.)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Submit first Listening Observation Report LP p. 8 & 9. (20 points)

2. Print the Lecture Packet pages document which will include Unit 3 Preparation for Special Occasion Spc 1. These pages will include LP p. 12 - 14, which will help you collect the data you need to prepare your introductory speech on a member of your participation group. LP p. 16 -17 samples of correct outline format and LP p. 18 for you write down your observations from the other speeches in your group. The packet also includes Self-Critique LP p. 22 & 23 which you will use after you submit your Spc. 1 video.

3. I will divide the total class into groups of 6-10 members and by Monday of this week assign you a particular person to interview. That person is the subject of your special occasion speech (1-2 minutes in length). You will need at least 5 adults in your audience when you film yourself performing the speech. Plan now for whom and where you will film. Follow all guidelines in Netiquitte Statement & Instructions on Assignments in SpeechClassSolo. Watch my video: Camera & Audience Positions before filming your own speech.

4. Listen to the audio lectures on LP p. 12-13 as to how to conduct the interview. This is where you can use your Oovoo.com account to connect with your partner. Set up a time that you can ask your questions and that they in turn can ask you those questions. You can email them within BB Email Select Single User. Allow 20 to 30 minutes for the exchange of information. If you need to set up two different times to complete it that is ok. Best to be able to see and hear the responses. If oovoo.com doesn't work for you do it by regular phone. Interview: Due complete by Thursday of this Week 11:59.

5. Listen to the Audio Lecture on LP p. 14 for S-1 Outline Instructions. You will create & submit a typed analytic outline as a Word Document (not rtf file or word pad file) by Sunday 11:59pm. You will scan and submit your completed interview data LP p. 12-13 as a 2nd document attachment in the same Assignment Box by Sunday. (15 points) View grading rubrics before filming.

6. Gather your 5 adult audience members to film your speech between Friday and Sunday of this week. You will upload & Submit your Spc 1 performance on the Video Tab of SpeechClassSolo by Sunday at 11:59pm. (85 points) Be sure to click on the blue Submit button after you upload the Embedded URL

7. Textbook Reading & Review Questions -- For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 7, 17, 23.

Week 4 (Read TB Chapters 6, 8, 9 & 15)

Feb. 3 through Feb 9 (Assignments may be submitted early 4 assignments due this week.)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. View your own video of Spc. 1 Special Occasion Introduction and type in your responses on the Self-Critique 1 on LP p. 22-23. Save the pages as a single document with your name in the title and Submit as an Assignment attachment in BB by Sunday. (20points)

2. View all the other members in your My Group Spc. 1 Special Occasion Introductions and fill out the data collection sheet LP p. 18. Scan the page and submit as an Assignment attachment in BB by Sunday. Participatory points.(1)

3. Open Unit 4 Folder Part I and Print the Lecture Packet p. 27- 42 to put in your #3 Ring Binder of Notes.

4. Listen to the Audio Lectures for LP page 28 & 29 (Modes of Communication & General and Specific Purposes), taking notes to prepare for Quiz 1 & Midterm.

5. Listen to the Audio Lecture for LP page 27 Topic Selection and follow the instructions to submit your 3 choices for the informative 2-3 min. speech with visual support that will be part of your panel symposium project. Due by Sunday 11:59pm. Participatory points (1)

6. Take Audio Quiz 1 which covers lecture material on LP p. 5, 6, 28, & 29. It is a 10 point quiz in the participatory category. Found in Unit 4 Folder. Available Wednesday to Sunday 11:59 pm.

7. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 6, 8, 9 & 15.

Week 5 (Read TB Chapters 14, 27 & 28)

Feb. 10 through Feb. 16 (3 Assignment submissions this week - A variety of Due Dates this Week)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Listen to the Audio Lectures for Unit 4 Part II - LP p. 30 (Audience Analysis); p. 31 (Support Materials); p.32 (Motivational Sequence) & p. 34 (Beginnings & Endings) Submit your scanned notes from LP p. 34 by Sunday 11:59pm.

2. Listen to the Audio Lectures LP p. 38 (Use of Visual Support) Watch my video: Visual Samples and How to use Visual Support with Audience Position.

3. You will receive an email identifying your informative topic and what members within cohort from you’re My Group will be part of your panel symposium by Wednesday of this week. You can then email by Thursday, your panel members to first, to confirm what your individual topic is and what the discussion points will be for your speech and second, what day and time will be good for you to participate in a group discussion on oovoo.com to make decisions next week. By Sunday, submit the date & time for your Panel meeting in the Assignment Box. Participatory points (1).

4. Listen to the Audio Instructions about the Panel Symposium in Unit 5 which covers LP p. 40(Instructions for Spc. 2 Informative with Visual Support Analysis Outline) and p. 41-42 (Examples of Student Analysis Outlines) You do not need Bibliographic Sources on this speech because it should be your personal knowledge and experience. Watch my video: Creating Speaker Notes (to see how to make effective speaker notes from your analytical outline).

5. Print LP p. 46-49 in Unit 5. Listen to the Audio Lectures on LP p. 46 Instructions for Group Discussion Task Sheet; LP p. 47 Panel Symposium Job Scripts; LP p. 48 the Panel Symposium 3 part Performance Grading Rubric, and LP p. 49 is the S-2 Outline Grading Rubric you can look at to see how the points are distributed.

6. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 14, 27, & 28) First Drop Date is by Feb. 26th , if you are thinking of dropping this course read what you need to do for an official drop in this week.

Week 6 (Read TB Chapters 20, 21, & 22) and TB P. 292+ on Q/A issues

Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 (Feb. 26 is the Drop Date with a Q) (Activity this week -5 submissions)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Print LP p. 50-51 (Instructions for Group Analysis); LP p. 51a Teamwork Rubric; 3 pdf Group Roles Charts and the Teamwork Rubric Chart and LP p. 52-56 Audience Question Sheet for Panel Symposium S-2 in Unit 5 Part II.

2. Watch 3 of my videos: Panel Symposium Audience Question Sheet Instructions; Panel Format 1 and Panel Format 2 in Unit 5 Part II: Have LP p. 52 in front of you while viewing 1st video; have LP p. 47 while viewing 2nd video. Listen to Audio over LP p. 50-51 Instructions for Group Analysis of Discussion and LP p. 51a Teamwork Rubric Instructions to be completed after your panel discussion board meeting. Listen to LP p. 52 Audience Questions Instructions.

3. Meet with your Panel group on the My Group Discussion Board this week and discuss the elements of LP p. 46, remember all members of the panel must agree upon the answers and each one will type the responses to the discussion on their own LP p. 46. Minimum of 8 significant contributing responses during discussion, but there will probably be more to complete the assignment successfully. Discussion board activity earns up to 5 Participatory points.

4. Complete Group Meeting on discussion board to fill out LP p. 46 and submit by Sunday of this week. Participatory points (5)

5. Listen to the Audio Lectures in Unit 4 Part III for LP p. 33(Organizational Patterns); p. 37 (Language) and p. 39 (Factors of Re-Focus).

6. Submit LP p. 50-51 Group Analysis of the Panel Discussion Board Meeting and Submit the completed Teamwork Rubric Chart by Sunday of this week in the same Assignment Box as 2 separate attachments. Together these documents count for 50 points.

7. Arrange for your 5 Adult Audience members to be available for filming your part of the Panel Symposium next week.

8. Take Audio Quiz 2 (5pts.) found in Unit 4 Part III over LP p. 33, 37, & 39. It is a 5 point quiz and available from Wednesday to Sunday.

9. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to question for Chapters 20, 21, & 22 and Read the section P. 292+ about handling Question & Answer Sessions.

Week 7 (Read TB Chapters 12, 13, 16)

Feb. 24 through Mar. 2 (Preparation week for major assignment – 1 submission)

This week’s To Do List includes: (Feb. 26 is the Drop Date with a Q)

1. Rehearse your Panel Symposium S-2 presentation before you film it with the audience.

2. Before you film, give your Audience members the 1 page Panel Symposium Audience Questions sheet. Each audience member needs to fill out their own. After the presentation you will scan these 5 sheets into one document file and submit the day you up load your video – Due by Wednesday of next week. (5 points)

3. You have until Wednesday of next week to film your part of the Panel Symposium and up load it to SpeechClassSolo on the Video Tab.

4. Listen to the Audio Lectures in Unit 4 Part IV for LP p. 35-36 (Delivery Terms) and LP p. 43 (Review of Lecture Packet pages for Part I of Midterm Exam)

5. Listen to the Audio review for Midterm Exam Part II: covers the textbook questions used as the Pre-test.

6. View on SpeechClassSolo Assignment Tab: Kim, The Nonmonetary Uses of Gold. Respond on the Discussions link on the Blackboard Menu to the Forum: Uses of Gold for participatory points (2) by Sunday at 11:59 on Blackboard.

7. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 12, 13, & 16.

Week 8 ( Read TB Chapters 18 & 19)

Mar. 3 through Mar. 9

(5 Major Assignments Due this Week!!!!!! Wed. and Sun. Due Dates)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Upload & Submit your portion of the S-2 Panel Symposium Informative Speech with Visual Support by Wednesday of this week. Video is up loaded on the Video Tab of SpeechClassSolo website. An email is sent to you when it is successfully uploaded but then you must submit it on the tab (Submit a previous upload) select the correct file and click on the blue Submit button.

2. Submit your Analytic Outline in Assignment Box on Blackboard as a Word Document (not rtf file or wordpad file) . Due by Wednesday.

3. Submit the Panel Symposium Audience Questions with your name in the title in the Assignment box by Wednesday of this week.

4. Take Midterm Exam Part I – Lecture questions and Take Midterm Exam Part II- Textbook questions. Both of these exams are in the Midterm Exam Folder and will be made available from Wednesday to Sunday of this week only. Do Not Wait to the last minute.

5. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 18 & 19.

Week 9 Spring Break Mar. 10 through 16.

Week 10 (Read TB Chapter 10, 11, 24 and P. 284-288 MLA Citations

Mar. 17 through Mar. 23 (This is a prep week)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Print Unit 6: Preparing the Persuasive Speech LP p. 58-65. Includes lecture pages, outline format guide, sample speeches.

2. Listen to the Audio Instructions for S-3 Persuasive Speech Requirements. Choose your topic this week.

3. You will need your Textbook open to TB p. 284 while you Watch my video: Bibliographic Instructions.

Print the Interview Data Collection Response Form, LP p. 84-86 which can be your document of proof if you choose to interview a person as one of your Bibliographic resources.

4. Listen to the Audio Lecture on Oral Citations LP p. 57 & from the Textbook TB p. 86. LP p. 58-59 (Ways to Persuade).

5. Arrange to observe someone speaking in the "real world" for your 2nd Observation Listening Report LP p. 10 & 11. This can be a pastor or priest's message, a sales presentation, at work - staff meeting or training. It cannot be from TV or Internet. The goal is to listen to someone communicating live. The pages should be in your Binder. This will be submitted next week.

6. Textbook Reading & Review Questions – For this week focus on Reading and finding the answers to questions for Chapters 10, 11, & 24

Week 11 (Re-Read TB p. 22-29 about Ethics)

Mar. 24 through Mar. 30 (2 assignment submitted this week)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Submit Observation Listening Report #2 by Sunday of this week. (20 points)

2. Listen to Audio Lectures for LP p. 60, 61, & 62. (Motivational Appeals & analysis terms) Preparation for S-3 Persuasive Speech.

3. Print Ethics Analysis Instruction document. LP p. 66-67. And LP p. 68-72 Audience Response Forms.

4. Listen to Audio Lecture from Textbook TB p. 22-29 about Ethics before you Watch my video: Ethics Analysis Instructions. Have LP p. 66-67 in front of you to take notes when watching the video.

5. Listen to Audio Lectures on LP p. 63 (Visualization step) and p. 64 & 65 (Sample Analytic Outlines) and LP p. 68-72 on Audience Response Forms.

6. Arrange for your 5 Adult audience members, practice your S-3 Persuasive speech, your video will be due by Wednesday of next week.

7. View on SpeechClassSolo Assignment Tab: #5 & #6 Student Videos and Respond on Discussions Link on Blackboard main Menu for participatory points (4) by Sunday at 11:59 on Blackboard.

8. Last Chance to Drop Course with Grade Earned next week: Instructions for Official Drop from an Online Course.

Week 12 Last day to drop with grade earned April 16th!!!

Mar. 31 through Apr. 6 (6 assignments submitted this week – Wednesday and Sunday due dates)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Upload & Submit your S-3 Persuasive Speech (4-5 min.) video to SpeechClassSolo Video Tab by Wednesday of this week. Video is up loaded on the Video Tab of SpeechClassSolo website. An email is sent to you when it is successfully uploaded but then you must submit it on the tab (Submit a previous upload) select the correct file and click on the blue Submit button. (100 points)

2. Submit your Typed Analytic Outline for S-3 in the Assignment box on Blackboard as a Word Document(not rtf file or word pad file) by Wednesday of this week. Scan and submit your 2 Bibliographic resources (at least 1 internet article and one other type) as one Word Document (not rtf file or word pad file) in the same Assignment Box as your outline submission. (40 points)

3. Scan & Submit your Ethics Analysis Essay Blackboard as a Word Document (not rtf file or word pad file) by Wednesday of this week in its own Assignment box. You have to scan it because it needs your signature on it. (10 points)

4. Submit your 5 Audience Response Documents as a single scanned document by Wednesday of this week. Make sure your name is in the title of the document. (5 points)

5. Listen to the Audio Lecture on Self Critique Instructions LP p. 24-25 (already printed and in your Binder)

Watch your S-3 performance on SpeechClassSolo and complete your Self Critique 2 and submit the typed document by Sunday of this week in the Assignment Box. (20 points)

Week 13 ( Review Questions for Textbook Chapters should be completed) Apr. 7 through Apr. 13 (2 Assignments Due this Week – look at Due Dates!)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Print the Student Persuasive Response Form LP p. 73 and Listen to the Audio Instructions.

Watch 4 other S-3 Persuasive Speeches from within your Peer Review Group on SpeechClassSolo.

2. Complete the Student Persuasive Response Form LP p. 73 and submit it by Sunday of this week for participatory points. (2pts)

3. Print the Lecture Packet pages in Unit 7- Part I: LP p. 74-77 and place in your Binder of Notes.

4. Listen to Audio Lecture on LP p. 74 (Refutation)

5. Choose your Actuative/Debate Speech Topic (Can promote: a company, product, activity, recipe, place, organization or can compare between 2: companies, products, activities, recipes, places, organizations) Must have some object, flyer, business card, or sample of product or recipe for audience to pick up. You don’t hand it out to them. You tell them it is available to pick up at the end of the presentation.

6. Listen to Audio Lecture LP p. 75 (Instructions for the S-5 Actuative/Debate Speech Outline- changes in the Need Step, Satisfaction, and new Action Step ); LP p. 76 & 77 Explanation of sample student speech outlines.

7. Take Audio Quiz 3 (5pts.) after listening to LP p. 58-59, 74. (Available Wed. to Sun. only)

Week 14 (Prepare for final exam: 1st 20 questions of Pre-Test /50questions from rest of Review questions Chapter by Chapter/ Last Lecture Packet pages 58,59, 74)

Apr. 14 through Apr. 20 ( Practice Peer Review & prep Debate Speech) (1 Assignment to Submit –Wed.)(Only Friday Apr. 18 is a holiday)

This week’s To Do List includes: Last day to drop with grade earned April 16th!!!

1. Print from Unit 7 – Part II: LP p. 82 (Peer Review Critique Sheet) and LP p. 83 & 84 (Audience Rating Rubric & Rating Form)

2. Watch my video: Peer Review Process (S-4). You must have LP p. 82 and 83 in front of you while you watch the video so you can peer critique my presentation. Scan and Submit p. 82 in the Assignment Box by Wednesday of this week. (2 points

3. Rate my speech on LP p. 83 but do not submit until you have viewed the all the other speeches from your peer review group on SpeechClassSolo.

4. Arrange for your 5 Adult audience members, practice your S-4 Actuative/Debate speech (5 -7 min), your video will be due by Wednesday of next week. It is to your advantage to record your speech this weekend and submit it early.

5. Look on the Video Tab on SpeechClassSolo and read the instructions for your Exit Speech S-5. You may want to actually record it before S-4 ( Very easy project – no typed outline and only 3 audience members!!) It is due by next Sunday.

Week 15 Hard Week-Hang in There; Almost Over!!!!

Apr. 21 through Apr. 27 (3 Assignments & start Peer rating Activity)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Submit your Analytical Outline for S-4 as a Word Document (not rtf file or word pad file) in the Blackboard Assignment Box by Wednesday of this week. (100 points)

2. Upload and Submit your S-4 Debate Speech Video on the Video Tab of SpeechClassSolo website by Wednesday of this week. An email is sent to you when it is successfully uploaded but then you must submit it on the tab (Submit a previous upload) select the correct file and click on the blue Submit button. (100 points)

3. Upload and Submit your S-5 Exit Speech Video on the Video Tab of SpeechClassSolo website by Sunday of this week. An email is sent to you when it is successfully uploaded but then you must submit it on the tab (Submit a previous upload) select the correct file and click on the blue Submit button. (10 pt)

4. View and Rate using LP p. 83 all the S-4 Student Speeches in your Peer Group on SpeechClassSolo and scan and submit that document in the Assignment Box in Blackboard by next Tuesday.

Week 16______________

Apr. 28 through May 2nd (Pay attention-Due Date Times – are different this week!) (4 Assignments Due)

This week’s To Do List includes:

1. Scan & Submit LP p. 83 with the names of peer speeches and the rating scores for each as a document in the Assignment Box on Blackboard by Tuesday of this week (last class day). (5 points)

2. Take the 3 parts of the Final Exam. Open the Final Exam Folder to access the 3 separate tests. This folder will be open from 5am Wednesday to 5pm Friday of this week ONLY. (100 points)

This course ends at 5pm on Friday of this week!!!

Final Grades will be posted by May 7th. You will see your total on BB. No percentages just Total. 700 for a C, 800 for a B, 900+ for an A.

* If you forget your LSCPA log on information call Kenneth Lisby at 984-6150.

*1-800-936-6899 for tech support with SpeechClassSolo the textbook website for uploading or submitting video assignments.

* If you have any computer problems with Blackboard Learn access call Darren McIntire at 984-6141. Email him at Darren.McIntire@lamarpa.edu (only 8-5pm week days)

For Library Research information contact: Chad Clark at 984-6224.
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Spc. 1315 Public Speaking (2012+) Associate of Arts Degree PSLO

PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills – Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.

Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
Course Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational models of communication.(PSLO Alpha) Measured by embedded test questions; Pre-test/post test

2. Apply elements of audience analysis.(PSLO 2 & 6) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches;Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches

3. Demonstrate ethical speaking and listening skills by analyzing presentations for evidence and logic.(PSLO 1,2, & 6) Measured by Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches

4. Research, develop and deliver extemporaneous speeches with effective verbal and nonverbal techniques.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches

5. Demonstrate effective usage of technology when researching and/or presenting speeches.(PSLO 1 & 2) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches

6. Identify how culture, ethnicity and gender influence communication.(PSLO 6 & Alpha) Measured by Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches; Pre-test / Post- Test

7. Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group (e.g. narrative, informative or persuasive).(PSLO 1,2, & 4) Measured by Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches;or Teamwork Rubric
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Blackboard problems with seeing or hearing course materials, submitting assignments, quiz crashing call or email Darren McIntire at 409-984-6141 or Darren.McIntire@lamarpa.edu (8-5pm week days only)

    SpeechClassSolo the textbook website lab for our class has a great tech support hotline. Call 1-800-936-6899 if you have any difficulty uploading your videos. Video files accepted are: avi, flv, mov, mpeg, mpg, mp4, mv4, qt (quicktime), wmv, 3gp.

    SpeechClassSolo Tech support is on Eastern Standard Time:

    9am to 3am Monday through Thursday

    9am to 11pm on Friday

    11:30am to 8:00pm Saturday

    11:30am to 11pm on Sunday (They only fix SpeechClassSolo problems)
Additional Information Check your Lamar email for messages from me about class materials. There is an On line element of this face to face class on Blackboard Learn Bb. My.Lamarpa.edu



* My cell number is 409-550-8945



* Class Honesty Policy: Plagiarism in presentations will not be acceptable. The oral or written work will not be accepted and the points for that assignment will be forfeited. Protect yourself by documenting and giving credit to the source of your material. Do not use other students’ outlines or observation reports, they are recognizable. Do not read internet articles as your speech. That earns a zero. Cheating on exams will result in a grade of zero for that exam.

* Cell Phones & IPODS: Turn off all communication devices that make noise during class. No Texting or Listening to Music during class. No doing other subjects homework during class. No Laptops during lecture.Do not upload any student video of inclass speeches on any outside server (YouTube or Facebook for example) You will lose Audience Etiquette points if this policy is violated.

* Student ID Cards: It is required for this class that you have a current Lamar State College Port Arthur Student ID card and an Internet Password to enable you to use the library and internet on campus for research purposes. The ID card can be obtained with a copy of your receipt on the 2nd floor of the student center and the Internet Password is given out at the Library. Library Hours: Call (409) 984-6222.

* If you have any computer problems with Blackboard Learn access call Darren McIntire at 984-6141.

* If you forget your log on information call Kenneth Lisby at 984-6150.

Do not upload any student video of in-class speeches on any outside server ( Facebook for example). You will lose Audience Etiquette points if this policy is violated. Do not submit assignments through email; they must be submitted within Blackboard or SpeechClassSolo. Speeches will not be graded without the full 5 audience members.

Last but not least, I (Dr. Stafford) am not your technical support. If your home computer goes down make other arrangements to complete your assignments. (Try public libraries, coming to computer labs on campus, or get with a friend and use their machine). If your Internet goes down try web connected coffee shops or businesses (some are open 24/7). It is your responsibility to maintain computer connections.



Uploading Video to SpeechClassSolo through You Tube without making it Public.

If you are use Window Movie Maker, save your video for Email, which will condense it even more. Check your recording settings (HD) quality may make the file too large. Any file over 100 MB may have trouble loading.

1. You need a YouTube account. Go to YouTube.com and set that up. On the YouTube tool bar, to the right of the search box will be the Upload button.

2. Click Upload, this brings you to a box with a red tube and white arrow. Below it is a button that says Public and a dropdown arrow. Click on the dropdown arrow and select UNLISTED. (This will prevent your video from being public, but allow you to bring it over to the textbook site.

3. Once you set it to Unlisted ; Click the white arrow and browse your computer for the video file, make sure your name is in the title and keep the title short (Mary R spc 1)select it , choose Open and it will upload to the YouTube site. This take a few minutes, but you can watch the blue bar progress and see when it is complete. Wait for the message “Upload complete.” “Your video will be live at: http://youtu.be something”.

4. Click on that specific URL to open your video in a new page. Below the video box you will see the line with the thumbs up and down icons. On that line is the word Share. Click it. A new tool bar appears with many icons. Above the icons click on Embed. That changes the URL in the box to one with brackets < > around it.

5. Select and copy the entire content of the URL box. You are then going to return to SpeechClassSolo to the Video tab and choose the assignment you are try to load to. When you are on that page where your name is click on the ADD VIDEO button. But when you see the 3 tabs choose the far right one: Embed a Web Clip.

6. Paste your video’s URL into the box, for the title put Name and which speech number (Mary R Spc 2; spc 3); then click the Embed button. The black box with blue bars will appear. This loading time should take no more than 20 minutes. If it hasn’t finished by then, close it and check your assignment to see if it is there. If not, then call the company # 1-800-936-6899 and have a tech support person walk you through it.

I hope this helps.

Dr. Stafford

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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