Lecture Six CALS 001 Foundations: Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2014.

Lecture A (CRN 90137) Mondays 1:55 - 2:45pm 001 Kalkin
Lecture B (CRN 90138) Wednesdays 1:55 - 2:45pm 001 Kalkin
Lecture C (CRN 92994) Fridays 1:55 - 2:45pm 004 Kalkin
Lecture D (CRN 92995) Tuesdays 2:30-3:45pm 314 Dewey

(Also option for lecture) CALS 183 Lectures:
Lecture A (CRN 90152) Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm L/L Commons 315    
Lecture B (CRN 91497) Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm L/L Commons 315

Please put away all electronic devices (laptops, smart phones, iPods, etc.) and take out something to write with and paper.


Present Yourself Quiz Return:  Individual, Group, Average

Assignments & Announcements:
  1. Contact your group members for the Group Critical Analysis presentation and practice!.
  2. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present (informational / persuasive / choice).
  3. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.
  4. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.  Due week of Oct 21!
  5. Post to BlackBoard once a week (need at least 14 postings by the last day of classes).
  6. Visit with your academic advisor twice this semester and have them sign the Advisor Meeting Form.
  7. Join a club/sport or community organization - give your TAs evidence that you have joined.

Tips From TAs:

  1. Follow the Critique Sheets!
  2. Don't Apologize if you make a mistake - just keep going!
  3. Objectives must say how the audience will be changed: "I'm going to talk to you about rock climbing" is NOT an objective.  "After my presentation you will know the basics of rock climbing" is an objective.
  4. Restate must knows must be SPECIFIC (not "I've gone over apples to use, oven temperature, and how to serve."  Instead it should be "Remember use only Granny Smith Apples, Bake at 350 degrees F, and serve with a slice of Sharp Ceddar Cheese").
  5. Have a STRONG ENDING separate from the restate must knows.
  7. DRESS - conservative & more formal than usual.
  8. It is YOUR responsibility to set up the technology - not the TAs.  Set up BEFORE lab starts.
  9. Lab Roles
  10. Everyone is expected to arrive early and stay the whole time - go to the bathroom before lab.
  11. Source any facts that are not common knowledge.
  12. Repeat questions asked at the end of your presentation.


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

Group Critical Analysis Presentation Details: Symposium Format.
-Know the contact information for your group members
-Decide on a topic to find two ARTICLES on either sides of the issue
-Decide who in the group will do what
-Practice in front of others & get feedback
-Be ready next week

View: Raw Milk (beginning),   Banning Harry Potter

The power of a personal story: Abigail Washburn's TED talk

Critique "How to tie your shoes."