Lecture Three CALS 183  Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Sept 8-12, 2014.

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

Other Lecture options (CALS 001):
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    

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

Please read and sign the Attendance Policy from the syllabus.


Attendance speech (30 seconds or less) Your Name (Pause) Most memorable moment in 2014.

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your dramatic reading and informational presentation in front of others and get feedback (Dramatic Readings are happening in lab this week!).
  2. Read Present Yourself, Chapters 6-8.  Quiz on Present Yourself will be in TWO WEEKS: Sept 23-25 in lecture.
  3. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present your Dramatic Reading.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
  5. Select a topic for your Informational Presentation.
  6. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  7. Class Attendance Policy from syllabus: "Unexcused absences from lecture or lab result in 1% reduction of your final course grade for each unexcused absence.  Attendance will be taken each lecture and lab.  If you are late, you will be marked absent.  This is not a class to cut and get notes from someone else. This is a class where you must come to lecture and lab a few minutes early every time and be ready to participate for the entire lecture or lab.  Athletes are excused only for Varsity Games (and work is expected to be made up within one week).  No students have earned an A in this course who have had more than two unexcused absences. If you can not make a class, you must notify your instructor before the class.  Notification after the class will result in a zero for that class and assignment.  If you miss a speaking assignment without notifying your instructor before the class or if you miss a speaking assignment because you were not prepared, you will earn a zero for that assignment. Only extreme legitimate prior-notification absences (death in the family, serious illness, or accident) will be made up.  For an excuse to be legitimate you must contact your college's Deans office (for CALS Deans Office Rose Laba, 656-0289, rlaba@uvm.edu) and they will notify Dr. Leonard.  This should be a very rare occurrence.  The TAs and Dr. Leonard need to hear from the Deans Office for an excuse to be legitimate."  Please sign the form.


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

Dramatic Reading Critique sheet, Questions?

Informational Presentation Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab Monday September 22.

 Discussion of Reflection Folder instructions from Syllabus.

Critique "Amy Cuddy's Talk on Body Language"