CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Eleven Outline,Tuesday November 6, 2007


Speak Off: Tues December 4.  Best Presentation from each lab will be presented in lecture.  Winner gets 100% on the Final Exam.  Contestants earn +10% on the final exam.

Final Exam:  Tuesday December 11, 8:00am Stafford 101


Be sure you know your Speech date and Group for Critical Analysis presentation and lab role assignment, these have been updated!

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  Don't End with "That's about it", no hats, no gum, hands out of pockets.  (Until 12:50)

Finish Dr. Beck Weathers's Mount Everest Speech.

Group Critical Analysis Teams

Be part of a team that gives a group critical analysis presentation of a political or current event (10%) .   You will be assigned to a small group during the semester to prepare a 12 - 15 minute critical analysis Symposium presentation scheduled for the last few labs of the semester.

Your group needs to select a controversial political or current event topic that everyone in your group is interested in.  Find a minimum of two articles (in journals, newspaper, magazines, books, or the web) that take opposite viewpoints and use the Guidelines for a Critical Analysis of an Article to orally critique each article in your presentation.  Discuss the conclusions your group can make about your chosen topic as a result of this analysis.

Your grade will be determined by the depth and coherence of critical analysis of each article, the quality of the group presentation, the support and interaction among group members, as well as your personal participation in the group project as rated by your peers.  Click here for the checklist for group critical analysis presentation grading requirements.

Each team member bears personal responsibility for group participation.   It is your responsibility to make group meetings and fully participate in the group project.

TEAMS MEET to work on Group Critical Analysis Presentations