• COM 2101 Public Speaking

  • Office Hours and Contact Information

  • Class 1 - First Day of Class

    Tuesday January 12

  • Class 2 - Sweet Speech Ideas

    Thursday January 14

  • Class 3 - Why Public Speaking Matters

    Tuesday January 19

  • Class 4 - State of Public Speaking

    Thursday January 21

  • Class 5 - Intro to Impromptu Speaking - Past/Present/Futre

    Tuesday January 26

  • Class 6 - intro all the speeches we are doing this semester, decide idea, talk about research elements of each

    Thursday January 28

  • Class 7 - basic speech format - citing sources - any old bag speech assignment, 5-5-3

    Tuesday February 2

  • Class 8 - no class - SPBGMA conference - prepare for any old bag speeches

    Thursday February 4

  • Class 9 - any old bag speeches

    Tuesday February 9

  • Class 10 (one third of the way through class!!! :-)
    any old bag speeches

    Thursday February 11

  • Class 11 - PVSRS and stasis speech

    Tuesday February 16

  • Class 12 - 8 outlines due, workshop

    Thursday February 18

  • Class 13 - notecards due - practice speech in class

    Tuesday February 23

  • Class 14 - 7 stasis speeches

    Thursday February 25

  • Class 15 (one half of the way through the semester!)

    stasis speeches

    Tuesday March 1

  • Class 16 - stasis speeches

    Thursday March 3

  • SPRING BREAK - YAY! Be safe!

  • Class 17 - impromptu speeches

    Tuesday March 15

  • Class 18 - informational speeches

    Thursday March 17

  • Class 19 - informational speeches

    Tuesday March 22

  • Class 20 (two thirds of the way through class, yikes!)

    informational speeches

    Thursday March 24

  • State Holiday Break

  • Class 21 - informational speeches

    Thursday March 31

  • Class 22 - persuasive speeches

    Tuesday April 5

  • Class 23 - persuasive speeches

    Thursday April 7

  • Class 24 -persuasive speeches

    Tuesday April 12

  • Class 25 - persuasive speeches, This I believe prep

    Thursday April 14

  • Class 26 This I believe

    Tuesday April 19

  • Class 27 - This I believe - impromptu prep

    Thursday April 21

  • Class 28 - impromptu speeches, celebratory prep day

    Tuesday April 26

  • Class 29 - no class

    Thursday April 28

  • Class 30 - our last class day for Public Speaking - celebratory speeches

    Tuesday May 3

  • Final Exam - you pick the time that works best for you

    Choice #1 - Friday, May 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Choice #2 - Tuesday, May 10, 3-5:30 p.m.

    • William Purcell • Senior Lecturer

      Department of Communication • Appalachian State University

      Office: 134 Walker Hall

      Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

      Call/text: 828.964.2355 (between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

      purcellwh@appstate.edu

    • Cover Syllabus

    • Technology Policy Reminder

      silence and stow

      out of sight

      no appearance

      a letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs

    • New Students?

      pass out copy of syllabus to them

      meet with them after class to catch them up

      have them read syllabus and come by and meet with me if needed to get up to speed

    • Conduct Candy Speeches

      need cups for each student

      need extra candy basket

      need index cards

    • Themed Speech Assignment Mind Maps

      need two sheets of blank paper per student

      need basket of markers, each student takes two

    • Homework

      Come up with three more ideas for your themed speech, we will share out the next class

      Create a mind map (by hand, no computers) based on “how public speaking matters to me now and into the future” - we will present these next class

    • NOTE: my Tuesday 12:30 class did not meet today…this content will be covered Thursday, January 21

    • Technology Policy Reminder
      silence and stow
      out of sight
      no appearance
      a letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs

    • take up homework

      mind maps and speech ideas

    • Why is learning to speak in public important?

      Mind Map Homework Activity

      textbook connection: pages 2-3

    • What makes a speech memorable?

      Activity

    • Theme Speech Ideas Homework

      if there is time left in class

      let each student tell us about their homework

      tell us the three speech ideas

      if anyone was absent, write down your three new ideas while the others are speaking and go last

    • Note: see note on Day 3 about switching content days for my 12:30 class…if you have any questions, just please drop by my office and I’ll explain

    • Technology Policy Reminder

      silence and stow

      out of sight

      no appearance

      a letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs

    • State of the Union Speech

      https://youtu.be/cCXSO-3mt5I

    • Theme Speech Ideas Homework

      if there is time left in class

      let each student tell us about their homework

      tell us the three speech ideas

      if anyone was absent, write down your three new ideas while the others are speaking and go last

    • Homework:

      Continue to think about your speech theme topic…we are getting closer to having to decide

      Speech Anxiety: if you are experiencing it, read pages 10-13 in our textbook, and make a list of strategies that will help you succeed in this class; then make an appointment with Mr. Purcell to discuss how we can help you succeed and overcome your speech anxiety!

    • Mr. Purcell’s notes for next semester…

      add this in for homework

      Past/Present/Future - on a piece of paper, sketch out a minute an a half speech that covers 30 seconds each on your past, present, future…how can you connect the three with an overarching theme? Write down your overarching theme at the top of your paper…we will use these to speak with during our next class

    • Quick Speech Rules

      NO GUM, ever!!!

      Don’t enter or exit during a speech…wait until you hear applause

    • How to Be a Good Audience Member

      Freewrite - list ways to be a good audience member

      Share out

    • Past Present Future

      Three is a magical number for speeches - putting points, ideas, etc. into groups of three helps the listener remember, there is something magical about our ability to remember three things

      Impromptu - when you have to unexpectedly speak on the fly, with little to no preparation

      Past/present/future - this quick format works for almost any speech about anything

      Example: Jeff Cloninger

    • MLK - Critiquing the greatest speech of the 20th Century

      Watch Full Speech
      https://youtu.be/1UV1fs8lAbg

      Full text of speech
      http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

    • Homework

      Make sure you are getting class emails - if not, come speak to Mr. Purcell ASAP

      If you didn’t watch the State of the Union speech in class, watch it for homework, analyze what the president does well and does not do well. The link to the video is in class 4 above…

      Keep thinking about your speech idea, we will look at the speeches we will do this semester and come to a decision about your speech topic next class.

    • William Purcell • Senior Lecturer

      Department of Communication • Appalachian State University

      Office: 134 Walker Hall

      Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

      Call/text: 828.964.2355 (between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.)
      purcellwh@appstate.edu

      Universal access: the syllabus and other class materials are available in any format for the reader (large/variable font size, etc.) by request and working with the Office of Disability Services at Appalachian, please let me know how I can help meet your learning needs.

      Welcome!

      I am excited to join with you in our academic pursuits this semester as we create an interactive, supportive, and fun learning-community together. I not only want to build connections and support networks between students, but also to become a resource for you now and into your future. I have high expectations for each of you, of myself, and of this course. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in this class more meaningful, please let me know.

      This class is designed for serious students willing to read, write, think, share, discuss, study, work, and interact with the issues at hand. To do well in this class, you must attend regularly, participate, write, speak up in class, and do all the reading. If you want an “easy” class, please look elsewhere because you will not be happy here.

      COM 2101 Public Speaking • Spring 2016

      Course Description: Intensive practice in composition and delivery of various types of speeches with emphasis on speech structure and style.

      Course Goals:

      1. You should improve your abilities to “discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge” through the development of speeches and outlines.

      2. You should improve your abilities identify, analyze, and engage “the needs of individuals and society” through the study of speaking principles and civic engagement.

      3. You should develop tools for citizenship that assist with “our responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world” through examination of contemporary public discourse.

      Textbook: rental - DK Guide to Public Speaking, 2nd edition, Ford-Brown

      Materials required: minimum of $10 for printing, could be more according to your needs; $10 for homework/final project supplies, could be more according to your needs; I highly recommend cloud storage or USB drive
      Earning Grades
      You determine your grade through participation…

      Students will earn points throughout the semester based on the quality and quantity of work you produce. Students begin the semester with zero points and hopefully earn 2,000 points by the end of the semester in order to earn an “A”. Points are simply earned and added up for a grand total. No fancy math needed. Simply add up your point total and find your grade in the chart below.

      Points are not guaranteed by your body being in the room; points are reflective of the level of engagement a student demonstrates by coming to class prepared, completing assignments, speaking up, being active, performing activities, etc. Students who are not engaged in course content or spend time on topics not related to class will not earn points: speaking up is more than just speaking, it is having something to say connected to the course content. An engaged student who is fully prepared, intently listening, responsive, speaking up, and connecting course material to the conversation should earn a high level of points. Points are also available for specific assignments and projects.

      There are more points available than needed for an “A” in the course. This means a certain number of missed points (for absences or poor performance, etc.) are built into the system. Thus, late work or make-up work is not needed or accepted (unless it is a major assignment that a student missed during extreme, documented circumstances).

      Assignments:

      100 points: first speech
      300 points: stasis speech
      500 points: informational speech
      500 points: persuasive speech
      300 points: This I Believe speech
      200 points: impromptu speech
      100 points: celebratory speech
      300 points: final exam

      2,300 points total

      Grading Scale:
      A = 2,000 - 2,300 points
      A minus = 1,900 - 1,999 points
      B plus = 1,800 - 1,899 points
      B = 1,700 - 1,799 points
      B minus = 1,600 - 1,699 points
      C plus = 1,500 - 1,599 points
      C = 1,400 - 1,499 points
      C minus = 1,300 - 1,399 points
      D plus = 1,200 - 1,299 points
      D = 1,100 - 1,199 points
      D minus = 1,000 - 1,099 points
      F = 999 - 0 points

      Bonus Points: I rarely offer extra credit. However, I do reward outstanding work with “bonus” points for student work that goes beyond what is expected. This is particularly important reason to attend class and participate well. These points may be very helpful at the end of the semester.

      NEVER email/text about grades: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person. I will not respond to emails concerning grades. DO NOT ask me about grades before, during, or after class, or in front of other students. Your grades are private and protected information that federal law prevents me from discussing anywhere except my office where the integrity of the privacy of the information can be maintained.

      24/7 Rule: If you have a concern about a grade, I ask that you first take 24 hours to review the comments and to think about the assignment. After 24 hours, you have seven days to schedule an office appointment to discuss any concerns. The obvious exception is during exam week.

      Late Work/Makeup Work: Only accepted/given in extreme circumstances with documented reasons. If you can’t get your assignment to class on time, get someone else to bring it. Make an office appointment for a decision. All late work penalized at the instructor’s discretion. DO NOT EMAIL LATE ASSIGNMENTS w/o permission.

      NEVER email assignments: unless you are specifically asked to do so.

      Attendance

      You should attend all classes…

      If you do not plan on attending class, you should drop immediately. That said, there is no attendance policy. I don’t keep track of attendance. If you want to learn, come to class. If you don’t, don’t come to class.

      If you miss a class: It is your responsibility to discover what you missed from being absent. Make a friend in class and ask that friend for notes and assignments. Make an appointment or drop by during my office hours. I don’t need to know why you were not in class. I assume students missing class have a good reason. If you have a unique situation that involves you requesting any type of make-up work, please set up a meeting during my office hours. Bring the appropriate documentation to the meeting. I will create an additional assignment/s for valid, documented, excusable reasons.

      NEVER email me to ask what you missed in class: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person.

      Late or have to leave early? Come on in! I’d rather you get part of the class rather than none at all. My philosophy is to learn by doing and you have to be here to learn. However, don’t make it a habit.

      Policy on Personal Electronic Devices
      Personal Electronic Devices (PED) includes laptops, smart watches, tablets, mobile phones, or any web enabled communication device. PEDs are ubiquitous both in and outside the classroom. Research and my own experience finds that when someone is using a PED they are, for all practical purposes, “absent” from class as completely as if they are physically gone. Of course, for the individual student, being physically absent is a personal choice.

      However, in-class use of PEDs ceases to be a personal choice when it has negative impacts on peers and the course. Experience has shown that:

      • PED use is annoying and distracting to those around you and interferes with your peer’s classroom experience. Students complain about it regularly.

      • PED users are much more likely to ask questions on information that has already been discussed in class. This wastes class time and is annoying to both your peers and myself. This is effectively stealing others time – time, which they and taxpayers have paid for.

      • PED users are much more likely to be confused on class assignments and expectations or miss critical information with three results:

       1. Contacting the instructor with requests for repeating information disseminated in class, which is disrespectful of
      
       my time.
      
       2.  Being much more likely to misinterpret assignment directions and miss important deadlines and instructions and
      
       thus receive lower grades or no points for missed assignments/deadlines.
      
       3. Habitual in class PED users earn poorer final grades.

      Rules on use of Policy on Personal Electronic Devices

      1. PEDs are to be silenced and stowed out of sight for the duration of class (ear phones should be removed and stored).

      2. Checking PEDs for messages, texting, or any other activity is prohibited.

      3. Students who violate this policy will receive one letter grade deduction for each infraction. For example, at the end of the semester an “A” grade becomes a “B”, if there is a violation of this policy.

      PED use is allowed when:

       • It is explicitly authorized by the instructor. Laptops and smart phones may be used for some activities or during breaks.
      
       • If students have an ongoing need to be available via mobile phone such as communication with young children, family medical issues, or other similar serious and compelling reasons they need to contact me to work out an arrangement immediately. 
      
       • If students have a serious and compelling reason on a particular day such as an emergency situation involving family or work they need to contact me at the start of class and exit the classroom to answer calls or text replies. Note that abuse of this privilege will not be tolerated.
      
       • If you have an official accommodation from the Office of Disability Services, please speak with me after our first class to arrange the appropriate accommodation.

      Other
      Student Engagement (homework): Be prepared to spend six hours each week (outside of class time) on work for this course. This is consistent with Appalachian’s Statement on Student Engagement with Courses.

      Assignment Formats: I will only accept assignments in the appropriate form as indicated by the assignment instructions. DO NOT EMAIL assignments, unless specifically asked to by the instructor.

      E-mail: I will use your official appstate.edu email to communicate with you. I didn’t get the email is not an excuse. Check your email daily.

      Etiquette: Be respectful. Be mindful of others. The classroom should be a sacred place of learning regarded with the respect deserving of the opportunity you have been given to study here and the investment society has put into your potential. Any etiquette violations will result in a one letter grade deduction from your final grade. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking while professor is speaking or while a peer is speaking, side-conversations, distractions during lecture or presentations, packing up before class is over, being chronically late to class or leaving early, not being prepared for class, etc. As young adults who are training to be professionals and productive leaders in society, your behavior in this class should exhibit respect for others, respect for yourself and a willingness to take responsibility for your actions. Be mindful of informal language that may offend others. Here we work to create a space where ALL people are accepted and appreciated.

      Recording: No recording of class without my permission: this includes audio, video, photography, or any other means of capturing course content. This also includes screenshots, video, audio, etc. of our AsUlearn site or any other resource used for class.

      Inclement Weather: DO NOT call the Communication Department main office. Call me. Check your e-mail. It is very rare that I cancel class because of weather. Because of the potential for extreme weather, the following will be the inclement weather policy for this class: should this class be cancelled for inclement weather more than two times, additional required classes will be taught. They may be in the evening or even on the weekend. Classes will meet on a one-for-one basis (one extra class for each class cancelled). The professor reserves the right to alter this policy as needed. Please make sure you let your employer know this policy.

      Academic Policies of the University: Please become familiar with the information on this website: https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/syllabi-policy-and-statement-information . It contains information about Academic Integrity, Disability Services, Attendance Policy (including religious observances), and Student Engagement with Courses.

      Course Calendar (tentative, I will provide updated course calendar through out the semester)
      Week 1 - orientation
      Week 2 - public speaking basics
      Week 3 - public speaking basics
      Week 4 -first speeches
      Week 5 - stasis speeches
      Week 6 - stasis speeches
      Week 7 - informational speeches
      Week 8 - informational speeches
      Week 9 - informational speeches
      Week 10 - persuasive speeches
      Week 11 - persuasive speeches
      Week 12 - persuasive speeches
      Week 13 - This I Believe speeches
      Week 14 - impromptu speeches
      Week 15 - celebratory speeches / final exam

    • Activity Details

      start with passing out index cards

      short lecture on three basic speech elements & body’s 3 points

      have students sketch out opening/body (3 points)/close

      go over process: dump candy on table, opening - your name, what candy you brought, body: your three points about why you brought it; closing: thank you, stay and wait for applause

      goal: 1 minute, use timer, short will go over at end

      remind: on-deck chair, take volunteers


      finish speeches

      pass out cups

      make short speech about why I do this exercise

      have students come forward and fill cups with candy

      save candy for future classes to munch on ;-)

    • Activity Details

      Remind students of what these speeches are - card to right

      Read “themed speech ideas” - card to right

      Take questions

      Explain mind maps, Google and show examples on screen

      Give students time to create a mind map about their personal interests: hobbies, academics, work, activities, volunteer work, collections, causes, passions, beliefs, etc. ad infinitum

      Have students trade mind maps with person behind them.

      One a separate piece of paper come up with three themed speech ideas for the other person.

      Share these out.

      Switch back.

    • Activity Details:

      present mind map homework

      use Elmo overhead projector

      use AV mute button

      use timer, speech must be 1 minute or redo

      short lecture on basic speaking/presenting with visuals

      Goals:
      • to continue to become comfortable speaking through low-stakes practice
      • to stretch our speaking time to 1 minute
      • to practice using technology during speaking
      • to learn to use the podium equipment
      • to practice speaking with visuals

    • Activity Details:

      take out a sheet of paper

      write down the most memorable speech you’ve heard thus far

      and the name of the person who gave the speech

      and what they said

      pause to allow writing….

      then write down WHY this is the one speech you remember most

      everyone share

      discuss what makes a speech memorable?

    • Activity Details

      take out a sheet of paper

      take note of - what can we learn from one of the best speakers of our time?

      don’t focus on the politics of it

      focus on the how he speaks, how he says it, body language, word choice, eye contact, pace, tone, structure, anything!

      watch speech (about 1 hour)

      discussion (15 minutes)

    • Exam Question?

      Explain how to be a good audience member during a speech…not just good, but supportive…conversely, explain some things you should never do as an audience member.

    • Activity:

      Use the Sesame Street tiles to pair up

      Pass out index cards

      On one side of card only, the ruled side, take notes

      Interview your partner about their past, present, and future - ask open-ended questions

      Once the interviews are done - sketch out a past/present/future speech about your partner

      Keep the notes simple on the index card

      only write key words that will trigger the story you want to tell

      write down how you will start and how you will end

      you should have five words or phrases on your card

      Make the speeches!

    • Activity Details:

      take out sheet of paper

      draw line down the middle

      label top plus/minus

      watch and listen to speech - what did MLK do well, what can we critique?

      after speech discuss

      at the end, take up assignment and review for bonus points

    • Past Speech Theme Ideas

      No bees no humans - what you can do to save the bees and yourself

      No-kill animal shelters - Is there a better way to deal with pet overpopulation than gas-chambers

      Legalize long boarding - how you can help change Boone’s law to allow economic, environmentally-friendly, an fun travel

      Make way for bikes - why you should lobby local legislators to create safe spaces for bikes in Boone

      the case against cochlear implants - most deaf children are born to hearing parents, what decision would you make?

      Appalachian hate veterans - behind the curtain of ASU’s pro-veteran propaganda and how you can support your peers who are vets

      Summer camp for college - why you should be a camp counselor this summer

      Kill More Deer - why increasing NC’s limits on hunting deer would help

      Shooting film - a case against digital photography and for the use of old-fashioned film

      NC fisheries

    • when speaking with visuals
      1 - do not turn your back on audience
      2 - avoid reading the visual word for word, instead paraphrase & tell stories
      3 - point, turn & talk

    • Exam Question?

      What makes a speech memorable? What are specific techniques you’ve learned this semester to make a speech memorable? What is the most memorable speech you’ve heard this semester? Analyze that speech to explain why it is memorable (be specific and name techniques the speaker used to make it memorable!)

    • Exam Question?

      What can we learn from the President about public speaking?

    • Exam Question?

      Explain how to quickly organize an impromptu speech about a person.

    • Exam Question?

      Why is the MLK “I have a dream” speech considered the best speech of the 20th century?

    • Exam Question?

      What is learning to speak in public important? To you? To others? How will improving public speaking skills improve your life? Now? In your 20s? In your 30s? In your 40s? 50s and beyond?

    • Exam Question?

      What are three basic rules for speaking with visuals?

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I not only want to build connections and support networks between students, but also to become a resource for you now and into your future. I have high expectations for each of you, of myself, and of this course. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in this class more meaningful, please let me know.\n\nThis class is designed for serious students willing to read, write, think, share, discuss, study, work, and interact with the issues at hand. To do well in this class, you must attend regularly, participate, write, speak up in class, and do all the reading. If you want an “easy” class, please look elsewhere because you will not be happy here.\n\nCOM 2101 Public Speaking • Spring 2016\n\nCourse Description: Intensive practice in composition and delivery of various types of speeches with emphasis on speech structure and style. \n\nCourse Goals: \n\n\n1. You should improve your abilities to “discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge” through the development of speeches and outlines.\n\n2. You should improve your abilities identify, analyze, and engage “the needs of individuals and society” through the study of speaking principles and civic engagement.\n\n3. You should develop tools for citizenship that assist with “our responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world” through examination of contemporary public discourse. \n\nTextbook: rental - DK Guide to Public Speaking, 2nd edition, Ford-Brown\n\nMaterials required: minimum of $10 for printing, could be more according to your needs; $10 for homework/final project supplies, could be more according to your needs; I highly recommend cloud storage or USB drive\nEarning Grades\nYou determine your grade through participation...\n\nStudents will earn points throughout the semester based on the quality and quantity of work you produce. Students begin the semester with zero points and hopefully earn 2,000 points by the end of the semester in order to earn an “A”. Points are simply earned and added up for a grand total. No fancy math needed. Simply add up your point total and find your grade in the chart below. \n\nPoints are not guaranteed by your body being in the room; points are reflective of the level of engagement a student demonstrates by coming to class prepared, completing assignments, speaking up, being active, performing activities, etc. Students who are not engaged in course content or spend time on topics not related to class will not earn points: speaking up is more than just speaking, it is having something to say connected to the course content. An engaged student who is fully prepared, intently listening, responsive, speaking up, and connecting course material to the conversation should earn a high level of points. Points are also available for specific assignments and projects.\n\nThere are more points available than needed for an “A” in the course. This means a certain number of missed points (for absences or poor performance, etc.) are built into the system. Thus, late work or make-up work is not needed or accepted (unless it is a major assignment that a student missed during extreme, documented circumstances).\n\nAssignments: \n\n100 points: first speech\n300 points: stasis speech\n500 points: informational speech\n500 points: persuasive speech\n300 points: This I Believe speech\n200 points: impromptu speech\n100 points: celebratory speech\n300 points: final exam\n\n2,300 points total \n\n\n\nGrading Scale: \nA = 2,000 - 2,300 points\nA minus = 1,900 - 1,999 points\nB plus = 1,800 - 1,899 points\nB = 1,700 - 1,799 points\nB minus = 1,600 - 1,699 points\nC plus = 1,500 - 1,599 points\nC = 1,400 - 1,499 points\nC minus = 1,300 - 1,399 points\nD plus = 1,200 - 1,299 points\nD = 1,100 - 1,199 points\nD minus = 1,000 - 1,099 points\nF = 999 - 0 points\n\n\n\nBonus Points: I rarely offer extra credit. However, I do reward outstanding work with “bonus” points for student work that goes beyond what is expected. This is particularly important reason to attend class and participate well. These points may be very helpful at the end of the semester. \n\nNEVER email/text about grades: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person. I will not respond to emails concerning grades. DO NOT ask me about grades before, during, or after class, or in front of other students. Your grades are private and protected information that federal law prevents me from discussing anywhere except my office where the integrity of the privacy of the information can be maintained. \n\n24/7 Rule: If you have a concern about a grade, I ask that you first take 24 hours to review the comments and to think about the assignment. After 24 hours, you have seven days to schedule an office appointment to discuss any concerns. The obvious exception is during exam week. \n\nLate Work/Makeup Work: Only accepted/given in extreme circumstances with documented reasons. If you can't get your assignment to class on time, get someone else to bring it. Make an office appointment for a decision. All late work penalized at the instructor’s discretion. DO NOT EMAIL LATE ASSIGNMENTS w/o permission.\n\nNEVER email assignments: unless you are specifically asked to do so.\n\nAttendance\n\nYou should attend all classes...\n\nIf you do not plan on attending class, you should drop immediately. That said, there is no attendance policy. I don't keep track of attendance. If you want to learn, come to class. If you don't, don't come to class. \n\nIf you miss a class: It is your responsibility to discover what you missed from being absent. Make a friend in class and ask that friend for notes and assignments. Make an appointment or drop by during my office hours. I don't need to know why you were not in class. I assume students missing class have a good reason. If you have a unique situation that involves you requesting any type of make-up work, please set up a meeting during my office hours. Bring the appropriate documentation to the meeting. I will create an additional assignment/s for valid, documented, excusable reasons. \n\nNEVER email me to ask what you missed in class: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person.\n\nLate or have to leave early? Come on in! I’d rather you get part of the class rather than none at all. My philosophy is to learn by doing and you have to be here to learn. However, don’t make it a habit. \n\nPolicy on Personal Electronic Devices\nPersonal Electronic Devices (PED) includes laptops, smart watches, tablets, mobile phones, or any web enabled communication device. PEDs are ubiquitous both in and outside the classroom. Research and my own experience finds that when someone is using a PED they are, for all practical purposes, “absent” from class as completely as if they are physically gone. Of course, for the individual student, being physically absent is a personal choice.\n\nHowever, in-class use of PEDs ceases to be a personal choice when it has negative impacts on peers and the course. Experience has shown that:\n\n• PED use is annoying and distracting to those around you and interferes with your peer’s classroom experience. Students complain about it regularly.\n\n• PED users are much more likely to ask questions on information that has already been discussed in class. This wastes class time and is annoying to both your peers and myself. This is effectively stealing others time – time, which they and taxpayers have paid for.\n\n• PED users are much more likely to be confused on class assignments and expectations or miss critical information with three results:\n\n 1. Contacting the instructor with requests for repeating information disseminated in class, which is disrespectful of\n\n my time.\n\n 2. Being much more likely to misinterpret assignment directions and miss important deadlines and instructions and\n\n thus receive lower grades or no points for missed assignments/deadlines.\n\n 3. Habitual in class PED users earn poorer final grades.\n\nRules on use of Policy on Personal Electronic Devices\n\n1. PEDs are to be silenced and stowed out of sight for the duration of class (ear phones should be removed and stored).\n\n2. Checking PEDs for messages, texting, or any other activity is prohibited.\n\n3. Students who violate this policy will receive one letter grade deduction for each infraction. For example, at the end of the semester an \"A\" grade becomes a \"B\", if there is a violation of this policy. \n\nPED use is allowed when:\n\n • It is explicitly authorized by the instructor. Laptops and smart phones may be used for some activities or during breaks.\n\n • If students have an ongoing need to be available via mobile phone such as communication with young children, family medical issues, or other similar serious and compelling reasons they need to contact me to work out an arrangement immediately. \n\n • If students have a serious and compelling reason on a particular day such as an emergency situation involving family or work they need to contact me at the start of class and exit the classroom to answer calls or text replies. Note that abuse of this privilege will not be tolerated.\n\n • If you have an official accommodation from the Office of Disability Services, please speak with me after our first class to arrange the appropriate accommodation.\n\nOther\nStudent Engagement (homework): Be prepared to spend six hours each week (outside of class time) on work for this course. This is consistent with Appalachian’s Statement on Student Engagement with Courses.\n\nAssignment Formats: I will only accept assignments in the appropriate form as indicated by the assignment instructions. DO NOT EMAIL assignments, unless specifically asked to by the instructor.\n\nE-mail: I will use your official appstate.edu email to communicate with you. I didn't get the email is not an excuse. Check your email daily.\n\nEtiquette: Be respectful. Be mindful of others. The classroom should be a sacred place of learning regarded with the respect deserving of the opportunity you have been given to study here and the investment society has put into your potential. Any etiquette violations will result in a one letter grade deduction from your final grade. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking while professor is speaking or while a peer is speaking, side-conversations, distractions during lecture or presentations, packing up before class is over, being chronically late to class or leaving early, not being prepared for class, etc. As young adults who are training to be professionals and productive leaders in society, your behavior in this class should exhibit respect for others, respect for yourself and a willingness to take responsibility for your actions. Be mindful of informal language that may offend others. Here we work to create a space where ALL people are accepted and appreciated.\n\nRecording: No recording of class without my permission: this includes audio, video, photography, or any other means of capturing course content. This also includes screenshots, video, audio, etc. of our AsUlearn site or any other resource used for class. \n\nInclement Weather: DO NOT call the Communication Department main office. Call me. Check your e-mail. It is very rare that I cancel class because of weather. Because of the potential for extreme weather, the following will be the inclement weather policy for this class: should this class be cancelled for inclement weather more than two times, additional required classes will be taught. They may be in the evening or even on the weekend. Classes will meet on a one-for-one basis (one extra class for each class cancelled). The professor reserves the right to alter this policy as needed. Please make sure you let your employer know this policy. \n\nAcademic Policies of the University: Please become familiar with the information on this website: https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/syllabi-policy-and-statement-information . It contains information about Academic Integrity, Disability Services, Attendance Policy (including religious observances), and Student Engagement with Courses.\n\n\nCourse Calendar (tentative, I will provide updated course calendar through out the semester)\nWeek 1 - orientation\nWeek 2 - public speaking basics\nWeek 3 - public speaking basics\nWeek 4 -first speeches\nWeek 5 - stasis speeches\nWeek 6 - stasis speeches\nWeek 7 - informational speeches\nWeek 8 - informational speeches\nWeek 9 - informational speeches\nWeek 10 - persuasive speeches\nWeek 11 - persuasive speeches\nWeek 12 - persuasive speeches\nWeek 13 - This I Believe speeches\nWeek 14 - impromptu speeches\nWeek 15 - celebratory speeches / final exam\n\n\n\n\n"},{"_id":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894480,"position":3,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 2 - Sweet Speech Ideas\n\nThursday January 14"},{"_id":"62307f2c51b54d6cb30000bc","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5902496,"position":0.5,"parentId":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","content":"**Technology Policy Reminder**\n\nsilence and stow\n\nout of sight\n\nno appearance\n\na letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs \n"},{"_id":"62307c9451b54d6cb30000bb","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5902500,"position":1,"parentId":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","content":"**New Students?**\n\npass out copy of syllabus to them\n\nmeet with them after class to catch them up\n\nhave them read syllabus and come by and meet with me if needed to get up to speed"},{"_id":"6230826f51b54d6cb30000be","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893212,"position":2,"parentId":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","content":"**Conduct Candy Speeches**\n\nneed cups for each student\n\nneed extra candy basket\n\nneed index cards"},{"_id":"623085e251b54d6cb30000bf","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893208,"position":1,"parentId":"6230826f51b54d6cb30000be","content":"**Activity Details**\n\nstart with passing out index cards\n\nshort lecture on three basic speech elements & body's 3 points\n\nhave students sketch out opening/body (3 points)/close\n\ngo over process: dump candy on table, opening - your name, what candy you brought, body: your three points about why you brought it; closing: thank you, stay and wait for applause\n\ngoal: 1 minute, use timer, short will go over at end\n\nremind: on-deck chair, take volunteers\n\n__________________________________\n\nfinish speeches\n\npass out cups\n\nmake short speech about why I do this exercise\n\nhave students come forward and fill cups with candy\n\nsave candy for future classes to munch on ;-)"},{"_id":"6230903251b54d6cb30000c0","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893211,"position":3,"parentId":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","content":"**Themed Speech Assignment Mind Maps**\n\nneed two sheets of blank paper per student\n\nneed basket of markers, each student takes two"},{"_id":"6230932c51b54d6cb30000c1","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894466,"position":1,"parentId":"6230903251b54d6cb30000c0","content":"**Activity Details**\n\nRemind students of what these speeches are - card to right\n\nRead \"themed speech ideas\" - card to right\n\nTake questions\n\nExplain mind maps, Google and show examples on screen\n\nGive students time to create a mind map about their personal interests: hobbies, academics, work, activities, volunteer work, collections, causes, passions, beliefs, etc. ad infinitum\n\nHave students trade mind maps with person behind them.\n\nOne a separate piece of paper come up with three themed speech ideas for the other person. \n\nShare these out.\n\nSwitch back. \n\n"},{"_id":"6232443751b54d6cb30000ce","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894469,"position":1,"parentId":"6230932c51b54d6cb30000c1","content":"**Past Speech Theme Ideas**\n\nNo bees no humans - what you can do to save the bees and yourself\n\nNo-kill animal shelters - Is there a better way to deal with pet overpopulation than gas-chambers\n\nLegalize long boarding - how you can help change Boone's law to allow economic, environmentally-friendly, an fun travel \n\nMake way for bikes - why you should lobby local legislators to create safe spaces for bikes in Boone\n\nthe case against cochlear implants - most deaf children are born to hearing parents, what decision would you make?\n\nAppalachian hate veterans - behind the curtain of ASU's pro-veteran propaganda and how you can support your peers who are vets\n\nSummer camp for college - why you should be a camp counselor this summer\n\nKill More Deer - why increasing NC's limits on hunting deer would help \n\nShooting film - a case against digital photography and for the use of old-fashioned film\n\nNC fisheries"},{"_id":"6232475f51b54d6cb30000cf","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894478,"position":4,"parentId":"622fbc0451b54d6cb3000092","content":"**Homework**\n\nCome up with three more ideas for your themed speech, we will share out the next class\n\nCreate a mind map (by hand, no computers) based on \"how public speaking matters to me now and into the future\" - we will present these next class"},{"_id":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976493,"position":5,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 3 - Why Public Speaking Matters\n\nTuesday January 19"},{"_id":"62321ee651b54d6cb30000c7","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894306,"position":0.125,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"NOTE: my Tuesday 12:30 class did not meet today...this content will be covered Thursday, January 21\n"},{"_id":"62312a4d51b54d6cb30000c5","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893657,"position":0.25,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"**Technology Policy Reminder**\nsilence and stow\nout of sight\nno appearance\na letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs"},{"_id":"623102fb51b54d6cb30000c4","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893662,"position":0.5,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"**take up homework** \n\nmind maps and speech ideas"},{"_id":"622fe84b51b54d6cb30000b3","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894309,"position":3,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"**Why is learning to speak in public important?**\n\nMind Map Homework Activity\n\ntextbook connection: pages 2-3 "},{"_id":"622ff0ee51b54d6cb30000b4","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5892144,"position":1,"parentId":"622fe84b51b54d6cb30000b3","content":"**Activity Details:**\n\npresent mind map homework\n\nuse Elmo overhead projector\n\nuse AV mute button\n\nuse timer, speech must be 1 minute or redo\n\nshort lecture on basic speaking/presenting with visuals\n\n**Goals:** \n• to continue to become comfortable speaking through low-stakes practice\n• to stretch our speaking time to 1 minute\n• to practice using technology during speaking\n• to learn to use the podium equipment\n• to practice speaking with visuals\n"},{"_id":"623001a151b54d6cb30000b5","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5892153,"position":1,"parentId":"622ff0ee51b54d6cb30000b4","content":"**when speaking with visuals**\n1 - do not turn your back on audience\n2 - avoid reading the visual word for word, instead paraphrase & tell stories\n3 - point, turn & talk"},{"_id":"6232337551b54d6cb30000cb","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894451,"position":1,"parentId":"623001a151b54d6cb30000b5","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nWhat is learning to speak in public important? To you? To others? How will improving public speaking skills improve your life? Now? In your 20s? In your 30s? In your 40s? 50s and beyond?"},{"_id":"628bb1b33e83bd358900012a","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976495,"position":2,"parentId":"623001a151b54d6cb30000b5","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nWhat are three basic rules for speaking with visuals?"},{"_id":"62303b5951b54d6cb30000b7","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894311,"position":4,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"**What makes a speech memorable?**\n\nActivity"},{"_id":"62303cac51b54d6cb30000b8","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5892448,"position":1,"parentId":"62303b5951b54d6cb30000b7","content":"**Activity Details:**\n\ntake out a sheet of paper\n\nwrite down the most memorable speech you've heard thus far\n\nand the name of the person who gave the speech\n\nand what they said\n\npause to allow writing....\n\n...\n\nthen write down WHY this is the one speech you remember most\n\neveryone share\n\ndiscuss what makes a speech memorable?"},{"_id":"62322e5d51b54d6cb30000ca","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894378,"position":1,"parentId":"62303cac51b54d6cb30000b8","content":"**Exam Question?** \n\nWhat makes a speech memorable? What are specific techniques you've learned this semester to make a speech memorable? What is the most memorable speech you've heard this semester? Analyze that speech to explain why it is memorable (be specific and name techniques the speaker used to make it memorable!)"},{"_id":"62322b6251b54d6cb30000c9","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894313,"position":5,"parentId":"622fbef551b54d6cb3000094","content":"**Theme Speech Ideas Homework**\n\nif there is time left in class\n\nlet each student tell us about their homework\n\ntell us the three speech ideas\n\nif anyone was absent, write down your three new ideas while the others are speaking and go last"},{"_id":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976428,"position":5.5,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 4 - State of Public Speaking\n\nThursday January 21"},{"_id":"623223d651b54d6cb30000c8","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894304,"position":0.25,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"Note: see note on Day 3 about switching content days for my 12:30 class...if you have any questions, just please drop by my office and I'll explain"},{"_id":"623081c651b54d6cb30000bd","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893167,"position":0.5,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"**Technology Policy Reminder**\n\nsilence and stow\n\nout of sight\n\nno appearance\n\na letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs \n"},{"_id":"6230fbae51b54d6cb30000c2","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894305,"position":0.75,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"**State of the Union Speech**\n\nhttps://youtu.be/cCXSO-3mt5I"},{"_id":"6230fc6f51b54d6cb30000c3","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5893492,"position":1,"parentId":"6230fbae51b54d6cb30000c2","content":"**Activity Details**\n\ntake out a sheet of paper\n\ntake note of - what can we learn from one of the best speakers of our time?\n\ndon't focus on the politics of it\n\nfocus on the how he speaks, how he says it, body language, word choice, eye contact, pace, tone, structure, anything!\n\n\nwatch speech (about 1 hour)\n\ndiscussion (15 minutes)"},{"_id":"62323c9b51b54d6cb30000cc","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894456,"position":1,"parentId":"6230fc6f51b54d6cb30000c3","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nWhat can we learn from the President about public speaking?"},{"_id":"623078ed51b54d6cb30000ba","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894312,"position":3.5,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"**Theme Speech Ideas Homework**\n\nif there is time left in class\n\nlet each student tell us about their homework\n\ntell us the three speech ideas\n\nif anyone was absent, write down your three new ideas while the others are speaking and go last"},{"_id":"6230422d51b54d6cb30000b9","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976431,"position":4,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"**Homework:**\n\nContinue to think about your speech theme topic...we are getting closer to having to decide\n\nSpeech Anxiety: if you are experiencing it, read pages 10-13 in our textbook, and make a list of strategies that will help you succeed in this class; then make an appointment with Mr. Purcell to discuss how we can help you succeed and overcome your speech anxiety! "},{"_id":"628b92e43e83bd3589000123","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976436,"position":5,"parentId":"622fbe5551b54d6cb3000093","content":"Mr. Purcell's notes for next semester...\n\nadd this in for homework\n\nPast/Present/Future - on a piece of paper, sketch out a minute an a half speech that covers 30 seconds each on your past, present, future...how can you connect the three with an overarching theme? Write down your overarching theme at the top of your paper...we will use these to speak with during our next class"},{"_id":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976492,"position":6,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 5 - Intro to Impromptu Speaking - Past/Present/Futre\n\nTuesday January 26"},{"_id":"628ba8f43e83bd3589000127","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976479,"position":1,"parentId":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","content":"**Quick Speech Rules**\n\nNO GUM, ever!!!\n\nDon't enter or exit during a speech...wait until you hear applause"},{"_id":"628baabe3e83bd3589000128","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976485,"position":1.5,"parentId":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","content":"**How to Be a Good Audience Member**\n\nFreewrite - list ways to be a good audience member\n\nShare out"},{"_id":"628babea3e83bd3589000129","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976489,"position":1,"parentId":"628baabe3e83bd3589000128","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nExplain how to be a good audience member during a speech...not just good, but supportive...conversely, explain some things you should never do as an audience member."},{"_id":"628b9a1e3e83bd3589000124","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976457,"position":2,"parentId":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","content":"**Past Present Future**\n\nThree is a magical number for speeches - putting points, ideas, etc. into groups of three helps the listener remember, there is something magical about our ability to remember three things\n\nImpromptu - when you have to unexpectedly speak on the fly, with little to no preparation\n\nPast/present/future - this quick format works for almost any speech about anything\n\nExample: Jeff Cloninger "},{"_id":"628b9fa83e83bd3589000125","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976470,"position":1,"parentId":"628b9a1e3e83bd3589000124","content":"**Activity:**\n\nUse the Sesame Street tiles to pair up\n\nPass out index cards\n\nOn one side of card only, the ruled side, take notes \n\nInterview your partner about their past, present, and future - ask open-ended questions\n\nOnce the interviews are done - sketch out a past/present/future speech about your partner\n\nKeep the notes simple on the index card\n\nonly write key words that will trigger the story you want to tell\n\nwrite down how you will start and how you will end\n\nyou should have five words or phrases on your card \n\nMake the speeches!\n\n"},{"_id":"628ba6933e83bd3589000126","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976471,"position":1,"parentId":"628b9fa83e83bd3589000125","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nExplain how to quickly organize an impromptu speech about a person. "},{"_id":"622fe64651b54d6cb30000b2","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976473,"position":3,"parentId":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","content":"**MLK - Critiquing the greatest speech of the 20th Century**\n\nWatch Full Speech\nhttps://youtu.be/1UV1fs8lAbg\n\nFull text of speech\nhttp://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm\n"},{"_id":"62300b7751b54d6cb30000b6","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5892403,"position":1,"parentId":"622fe64651b54d6cb30000b2","content":"**Activity Details:**\n\ntake out sheet of paper\n\ndraw line down the middle\n\nlabel top plus/minus\n\nwatch and listen to speech - what did MLK do well, what can we critique?\n\nafter speech discuss\n\nat the end, take up assignment and review for bonus points\n"},{"_id":"62323e1451b54d6cb30000cd","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894462,"position":1,"parentId":"62300b7751b54d6cb30000b6","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nWhy is the MLK \"I have a dream\" speech considered the best speech of the 20th century? "},{"_id":"628bb55c3e83bd358900012b","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5976502,"position":4,"parentId":"622fbf7051b54d6cb3000095","content":"**Homework**\n\nMake sure you are getting class emails - if not, come speak to Mr. Purcell ASAP\n\nIf you didn't watch the State of the Union speech in class, watch it for homework, analyze what the president does well and does not do well. The link to the video is in class 4 above...\n\nKeep thinking about your speech idea, we will look at the speeches we will do this semester and come to a decision about your speech topic next class. "},{"_id":"622fc20751b54d6cb3000096","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894688,"position":7,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 6 - intro all the speeches we are doing this semester, decide idea, talk about research elements of each\n\nThursday January 28"},{"_id":"622fc27451b54d6cb3000097","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895267,"position":8,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 7 - basic speech format - citing sources - any old bag speech assignment, 5-5-3\n\nTuesday February 2"},{"_id":"622fc31751b54d6cb3000098","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894703,"position":9,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 8 - no class - SPBGMA conference - prepare for any old bag speeches\n\nThursday February 4"},{"_id":"622fc37151b54d6cb3000099","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894706,"position":10,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 9 - any old bag speeches\n\nTuesday February 9"},{"_id":"622fc40951b54d6cb300009a","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894710,"position":11,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 10 (one third of the way through class!!! :-)\nany old bag speeches\n\nThursday February 11"},{"_id":"622fc59951b54d6cb300009b","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894714,"position":12,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 11 - PVSRS and stasis speech\n\nTuesday February 16"},{"_id":"622fc63a51b54d6cb300009c","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895193,"position":13,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 12 - 8 outlines due, workshop \n\nThursday February 18"},{"_id":"622fc6b451b54d6cb300009d","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895190,"position":14,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 13 - notecards due - practice speech in class\n\nTuesday February 23"},{"_id":"622fc7f351b54d6cb300009e","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894727,"position":15,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 14 - 7 stasis speeches\n\nThursday February 25"},{"_id":"622fc8c251b54d6cb300009f","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895187,"position":16,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 15 (one half of the way through the semester!)\n\nstasis speeches\n\nTuesday March 1"},{"_id":"622fca3b51b54d6cb30000a0","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5894736,"position":17,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 16 - stasis speeches \n\nThursday March 3"},{"_id":"622fcb3b51b54d6cb30000a1","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5891918,"position":18,"parentId":null,"content":"SPRING BREAK - YAY! Be safe! "},{"_id":"622fcc8c51b54d6cb30000a2","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895195,"position":19,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 17 - impromptu speeches\n\nTuesday March 15"},{"_id":"622fcd6051b54d6cb30000a3","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895197,"position":20,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 18 - informational speeches\n\nThursday March 17"},{"_id":"622fcdf951b54d6cb30000a4","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895199,"position":21,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 19 - informational speeches\n\n\nTuesday March 22"},{"_id":"622fced851b54d6cb30000a5","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895200,"position":22,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 20 (two thirds of the way through class, yikes!)\n\ninformational speeches\n\n\nThursday March 24 "},{"_id":"622fcfc951b54d6cb30000a6","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5891929,"position":23,"parentId":null,"content":"State Holiday Break"},{"_id":"622fd09851b54d6cb30000a7","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895202,"position":24,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 21 - informational speeches\n\n\nThursday March 31"},{"_id":"622fd15951b54d6cb30000a8","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895205,"position":25,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 22 - persuasive speeches\n\nTuesday April 5"},{"_id":"622fd21b51b54d6cb30000a9","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895208,"position":26,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 23 - persuasive speeches\n\nThursday April 7"},{"_id":"622fd28451b54d6cb30000aa","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895209,"position":27,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 24 -persuasive speeches\n\nTuesday April 12"},{"_id":"622fd30851b54d6cb30000ab","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895211,"position":28,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 25 - persuasive speeches, This I believe prep\n\nThursday April 14"},{"_id":"622fd3b451b54d6cb30000ac","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895213,"position":29,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 26 This I believe\n\nTuesday April 19"},{"_id":"622fd41e51b54d6cb30000ad","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895215,"position":30,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 27 - This I believe - impromptu prep\n\nThursday April 21"},{"_id":"622fd4d951b54d6cb30000ae","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895227,"position":31,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 28 - impromptu speeches, celebratory prep day\n\nTuesday April 26"},{"_id":"622fd58d51b54d6cb30000af","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895223,"position":32,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 29 - no class\n\nThursday April 28"},{"_id":"622fd6a951b54d6cb30000b0","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5895232,"position":33,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 30 - our last class day for Public Speaking - celebratory speeches\n\nTuesday May 3"},{"_id":"622fd7f451b54d6cb30000b1","treeId":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","seq":5902474,"position":34,"parentId":null,"content":"Final Exam - you pick the time that works best for you\n\nChoice #1 - Friday, May 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m.\n\nChoice #2 - Tuesday, May 10, 3-5:30 p.m.\n\n"}],"tree":{"_id":"622f955a51b54d6cb300008a","name":"COM 2101 Public Speaking","publicUrl":"com2101publicspeaking"}}