COM380: Presentations

Three presentations are required in this course: two short "Your Turn" presentations and one longer presentation for the "plenary session."

 

"Your Turn" presentations

As part of your daily preparation for class discussions formulate responses to the "My turn" assignments for each chapter in the study guide. Starting in week 3 I will select students randomly at the beginning of the class to give their prepared response to the "your turn" assignment. Each of you will be called upon to give one short presentation before the mid-term and one before the final day of class. The point of these presentations is to demonstrate an understanding of the key terms and concepts of the reading and to apply them in some way to a speech or its rhetorical situation. Here are a few guidelines that I will use to evaluate your presentations:

1. Do you show a clear understanding of the key term, concept, or principle?
2. Do you offer at least one well developed example to illustrate your understanding?
3. Is your presentation adequately developed (i.e., at least 5 minutes in length)?
4. Does your delivery show a confident synthesis of the material (i.e., extemporaneous, not read from notes)?

 

Presentation for Plenary Session

You will give a longer presentation on the last day of class as part of the Plenary Session. The point of this presentation is to attempt a dialectical approach to rhetorical criticism. We will accomplish this through the use of different critical tools to assess the same speech. You will chose the critical tool; I will chose the speech Here are a few guidelines that I will use to evaluate your presentation:

1. Do you show a clear understanding of the critical tools you use to assess the artifact?
2. Do you offer examples to illustrate your critical assessments?
3. Is your presentation adequately developed (i.e., at least 7 minutes in length for each presenter)?
4. Does your delivery show a confident synthesis of the material (i.e., extemporaneous, not read from notes)?