CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Nine

Tuesday/Thursday, 23/25 October 2012

Lecture A Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 90181, Room: 122 Hills
Lecture B Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 91886, Room: 122 Hills

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


Assignments & Announcements:
  1. Mid-Term Exam NEXT Week: 45 Multiple Choice questions: Cumulative.
  2. Practice your Persuasive Presentations.
  3. Bring your Flash Memory stick (2+ Gigs, with 500 MB free) and bring to lab if you are presenting.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading/presenting and your lab role.
  5. Your completed Reflection Folder is due at the beginning of lab the week after your present your Persuasive & Choice Presentation.
  6. Practice your Formal (lecture) Introduction.  These continue the week after next.  Names will be called at random.  If you are unexcused absent: zero.
  7. Watch Jill Bolte Taylor's TED Talk (Power of a person story.  Will be question(s) on exam)

Tips from the TAs:

-In Lab, if you do not have a lab role, your job is to be polite and write constructive critiques of the presentations. The critique should include a minimum of at least one full sentence about what was done well, and another full sentence of  what improvements could be made, and sign your name.  It is not appropriate to text on your phone. TAs  are noticing who writes complete critiques and who does not, and you will not earn full participation credit if you text or are rude to the speaker by not paying attention, or write incomplete critiques.
-Follow the rubric for the Reflection Folders.
-Work on strong hooks and strong conclusions.
-Pay attention to the time, but if you are running out of time, don't just stop abruptly, rather take 30sec - 1 minute to go over restate must knows, and have a strong conclusion (you will earn more points this way, rather than ending abruptly on time with no restate or strong conclusion).
-Attendance in lab is mandatory.  Labs are best when everyone is there.  You lose 1% of your course grade every time absent, late, or leave early.


    Formal Introductions in Lecture