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In August, 2017 I accepted a position teaching UCOL 101, the first-year experience course at SIU-Carbondale. I’m grateful for my time at SHS and will miss my students and colleagues, but am very excited about this next chapter in my life.
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The day you give your persuasive speeches, Borger will send you a video link. View your persuasive speech first. Then go back and view your first two-three speeches of the semester. View each with the volume up. Then view them again with the volume down to focus exclusively on gestures, body language, etc. Take notes as you view.
On Wednesday and Thursday this week, Borger will conference with each of you. We’ll pull up the videos and you’ll talk about ways you think you’ve grown and how to improve in the future. Bring notes and all graded speeches with you to conferences. Conferences will be worth 100 points and will be added to your Speech grade.
Speaking order for speeches is below. It is important to be present for all speeches as audience members – not just to show up on the day you deliver your own speech. WALK INTO CLASS WITH 2 HARD COPIES OF YOUR OUTLINE. One for Borger and whaterver notes / outline you need for yourself. Outlines without works cited pages will receive a failing grade. Send me any audio / video presentational aids prior to your speaking hour so I can have those ready to go as well.
Grace & Kandice
Work on finalizing your annotated bibliographies for your speeches. Once annotated bibs are complete, begin working on your outlines. Follow this template. Note: E. Method of Organization = the structure we talked about in conference. Demonstrative speech, definition, compare & contrast, etc. Include a works cited as the last page of your outline the day you speak.
Make sure you include transitions between points, citation information for quotes, references to presentation aids, a clear thesis in the intro, and clear summation at the end.
Final annotated bibs are due at the end of the day on Friday, 11/05.
Outline drafts are due at the beginning of the hour on Monday, 11/07.
Speaking order is below. You have 5-7 minutes for speeches. You will be cut off at 7:30, so rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.
Take notes over the speeches we watch in class using the Speech Viewing Handout.
Pay attention to organizational structure, the clear preview statements, transitions between points, oral citations of sources, summaries, and final statements:
- Andrea Ambam NFL Original Oratory Winner, 2014 “America Without the Dream” (the sound is low – we may not be able to watch as a class, but do watch on your own)
- Vinay Nayak NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “A Sensitive Kind of Guy”
- Nader Helmy NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2012
- Tyler Ross IHSA Extemporaneous Speech champion in 2013 (note: this event requires students to compose and memorize these speeches in under an hour from files of data they bring with them to the competitions)
- Taylor Campbell National Championship Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “All That is Required for Evil to Prevail”
- Arts in School, College Persuasion Speech Competition, EIU, 2011
Read Chapter 6 in your text: “Topic Development” (skip section 6.1: “Primary Research”)
Read Chapter 9 in your text: “Presentational Aids” (find additional notes from class here)
Take notes over both chapters. Notes due Friday, 10/28.
Be prepared for a quiz over these chapters within a week of reading them. Quizzes will always include information given in class discussions / lectures, so be taking notes even when discussions seem informal. Everything is game for assessment and testing in college.
Borger – SPCH 151
Prompt: Compose a 5-7 minute informative speech over a topic of your choice.
- ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Refer to the page and links about conducting research and determining the credibility of sources. We are conducting research for our Informative Speeches. Students will need to compose an annotated bibliography for the 5+ resources they will be citing within their speeches. Email these as a Google Doc. Drafts due as a Google Doc. by Friday 10/28. Share with Borger by 5 pm to be considered on time. This will be part of your speech grade vs. homwork / classwork grade.
Students will have a mandatory conference with Borger outlining their informative speech. Drafts of outlines / annotated bibliographies are due at this time.
- OUTLINES: FINALS DUE THE DAY OF YOUR SPEECH
Students will compose outlines for their speeches. Students may use outlines during speeches or create note-cards or use other presentation materials. BORGER NEEDS AN OUTLINE REGARDLESS OF WHAT KINDS OF PRESENTATION NOTES YOU ARE USING. You must have your outline with you when you enter class; DO NOT ask to print your outline right before you give your speech as you will not be allowed to do so.
- INFORMATIVE SPEECH: Informative speeches dates TBA.
- PRESENTATION AID: DUE WITH YOUR SPEECH
Refer to your text book for information on presentation aids. You will be required to use another type of presentation aid for your persuasive speeches – you cannot use the same type of presentation aid for both speeches.
- REFLECTION: DUE NO LATER THAN A WEKK AFTER YOU DELIVER YOUR SPEECH
Students will compose a self-reflection upon completion of their speech. Students will not receive grades from Borger until speech-reflections have been submitted. Use the Informative Speech Rubric to grade yourself within your reflection.
See sample informative speeches to get a sense of format, flow, organization, internal citations, delivery techniques, etc. The first four are high school students at the Illinois State Competition – they’re your age. The last two are from college courses & class competitions.
Your next speech will be an informative speech.
You should read chapter 12 in your text over Informative Speaking. We will quiz over this material within the week.
Generate a list answering the following questions. Email that list to Borger with “Informative Topics” in the subject line.
- What do you love? What are you passionate about?
- What do you know a lot about? What are you already an expert in?
- What do you want to know more about? What makes you curious? (I’d like to know more about the cuttlefish, personally.)
“I don’t know” is not a valid reply at this time. Brainstorm & be creative and as extensive in your list-making as you can be.