CALS 183 Communication Methods
Lecture Outline, Jan 17, 19,
CALS 183: Students go to
one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 11224) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Lecture B (CRN 11614) Thursdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Welcome to the Course!
Introductions. Please put away all electronic devices (lap tops, smart phones, iPods, iPads etc.) and take out something to write with and paper.
Attendance Introductions (30 seconds): Name (slowly), where you grew up, major, favorite music.
Attendance Policy: 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. 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 fact 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
TED talk by Ric Elias
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The single most important thing to do in preparing to speak: Practice in front of others and get feedback!
Dramatic Reading Example.
Dramatic Reading Critique sheet, dramatic readings begin in lab Monday Feb 1.Speaking Posture, Must knows: your subject, your audience.