CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Two.

Tuesday/Thursday, 6/8 September 2011

Lecture A Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 90215, Room: 001 Kalkin,  6 September 2011
Lecture B Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 92374, Room: 001 Kalkin, 8 September 2011

Please put away all electronic devices (lap tops, cell phones, Blackberrys, I-Pods, etc.) and take out something to write with and paper.

Today's attendance speech (15-30 seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name (pause breathe), where you get your current events/news coverage?

  1. No labs this week.  Labs start again next Monday (Sept 12).
  2. Practice your dramatic reading and/or informational presentation in front of others and get feedback (Dramatic Readings beginning Next week!).
  3. Reading in Present Yourself, Chapters 4-6.  Quiz on Present Yourself will be Sept 20/22 in lecture.  Be on time or lose points.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  6. Class Attendance Policy from syllabus: You are expected to come to all lecture and lab classes and be in your seat a few minutes early, participate, and stay the entire class time.   Unexcused lateness or absences of either lecture or lab will lead to a 1% reduction in your final course grade for each absence or lateness.  No students have earned an A in this course who have had more than two unexcused absencesAthletes are excused only for Varsity Games (and work is expected to be made up within one week).  If you are late, you will be marked absent. Absences are excused only in cases of extreme sickness, death in your immediate family, or other extreme documented circumstances.  In such circumstances, notify the CALS Deans office (Rose Laba,, 656-0289 who will contact Prof. Leonard with an official excuse), Dr. Leonard, and your lab TAs BEFORE missing class.
  7. Get a 2GB + flash drive for lab.


The single most important thing to do in preparing to speak: Practice in front of others and get feedback!

Dramatic Reading Critique sheet, dramatic readings begin in lab Monday September 12.  Questions?

Informational Presentation Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab Monday September 26.

Critique "Tsunami" informational speech

Critique "Eating with your Hands" speech