CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Four Outline, Tuesday February 9, Thursday February 11

CALS 183: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 11516) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm Flemming 101
Lecture B (CRN 91368) Thursdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette 108


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

Attendance speech:  (30 seconds) Your Name, If you could magically play any musical instrument, it would be the ....

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your dramatic reading or informational presentation in front of others and get feedback.
  2. Finish Reading Present Yourself.  Quiz on Present Yourself will be NEXT WEEK (Feb 16, 18) in lecture.  Be on time or lose points!
  3. NO LABS next week (because Monday is Presidents Day, Feb 15)
  4. LECTURES will meet next week (Tuesday and Thursday) for QUIZ
  5. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present.
  6. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
  7. Outside Speech Critique assignment Due in Lab the week of Feb 22-26 (edited & final draft).  See UVM lecture calendar site.


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

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

Informational Presentation suggested order of things to do:
   1. Mind Map first draft
   2. Research your topic
Detailed outline
Mind Map second draft
   5. Presentation outline (big font, one sheet)
   6. Practice at least three times in front of friends and get feedback
   8. View your presentation, read peer evaluations, reflect
   9. Write your reflection paper
  10. Assemble your reflection folder: Reflection Folder Checklist folder is due at the beginning of lab the following week.  Here's an example of the Contents of the Reflection Folder.

Critique "Duck Calls" informational presentation

Critique "Gramar: The Dark Side of the Subjunctive."

The Power of a personal story: Abigail Washburn TED talk