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This guide is for Dr. Beck's public speaking class.
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Course Information

Requirements:

1. Students will take quizzes over assigned text readings and class notes.

2. Students will take exams on class materials, including reading and lecture material.

3. Students will outline the three individual speeches. These outlines must be typed, in the proper format, and turned in on the due date prior to the corresponding speech; a 10% penalty on the speech will result for failure to comply with this requirement.

4. Students will deliver at least three to four different kinds of speeches to the class.

   a. Each speech will be of a different type.

   b. Students may use only two 3x5 cards for the first three speeches.

   c. Students are not allowed to read their speeches.

   d. The speeches will be timed; a 3% penalty will be assessed for failure to complete the speech within the window of time provided.

   e. Each speech will require two audio and/or visual aids.

   f. Students will be assigned to particular groups. The members of the assigned groups will be assigned a particular day on which to speak. Failure to deliver the speech on the assigned day  (without prior approval from the professor) is justification for the student to receive a "0" for that speech assignment.

   g. The time allotted for each speech is based upon enrollment and group sizes; therefore, the time window will be the same for each speech and will be announced, in class, after a final count of the students is known.

   h. The types of speeches are:

      1) Informative 

The student, in this speech, is required to explain how something works or how to do something, and is not to be a solely biblical/Christian topic as this is a General Studies course. It should include thorough research on the topic, knowledge of the subject matter, and a clear presentation. A minimum of three credible sources (other than and/or in addition to the Bible) are required on the Works Cited page of the corresponding outline and referenced within the speech. Online sources must be .edu or.gov sources only unless they are approved, in advance, by the professor (prior to the due date of the outline for each speech). Sources such as wikipedia.com, About.com, and e-how.com (as well as individuals' blogs, etc.) are unacceptable.

      2) Bible Devotional 

Applying class instruction, the student will prepare and present a Bible devotion designed to communicate the truth of Scripture in an interesting, thought-provoking manner. The student is expected to incorporate the skills and principles of effective public speaking in the devotion presentation. A minimum of four sources (in addition to the Bible) are required on the Works Cited page of the corresponding outline and referenced within the speech. Online sources must be .edu or .gov sources only unless they are approved, in advance, by the professor (prior to the due date of the outline for each speech). Sources such as wikipedia.com, About.com, and e-how.com (as well as individuals' blogs, etc.) are unacceptable.

      3) Persuasive 

In this speech, the student will attempt to persuade or influence the audience to agree with his/her position on a political, social, or moral controversy of general interest and significant or widespread interest and impact, and is not to be limited to a topic of interest solely to a Christian or BBC constituency. The speech must include various kinds of logic, proofs, and evidence (including such items as statistics, documented examples, and expert opinion). A minimum of five credible sources (other than and/or in addition to the Bible) are required on the bibliography page of the corresponding outline, as well as utilized and referenced within the speech. Online sources must be .edu or .gov sources only unless they are approved, in advance, by the professor (prior to the due date of the outline for each speech). Sources such as wikipedia.com, About.com, and e-how.com (as well as individuals' blogs, etc.) are unacceptable.

      4) Small Group 

Each student will participate with the members of his/her assigned group. The panel of students will attempt to develop solutions for a particular significant moral, political, and/or social problem. (Again, this problem is to be widespread and not limited to a Christian/BBC audience). Each panel will provide a clear presentation of the problem (including the history, causes, nature, and severity) and possible feasible solutions to alleviate the problem. Each student is required to turn in 15 note cards (3x5) with at least one fact per card and the full citation of the source information. The research cards should come from at least five different sources (other than and/or in addition to the Bible). Online sources must be .edu or .gov sources only unless they are approved, in advance, by the professor (prior to the due date of the outline for each speech). Sources such as wikipedia.com, About.com, and e-how.com (as well as individuals' blogs, etc.) are unacceptable. The panel symposium will conclude with questions from the audience for the panelists. Time window: 30-35 minutes for presentation alone followed by questions and answers.

5. Students may be called upon to evaluate their peers' speeches throughout the semester.

      
     

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    Phone: 417-268-6003

    Office hours: As posted and/or by appointment

    Email: cbeck@gobbc.edu

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