CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture SIX Outline, Tuesday February 21, Thursday February 23 , 2017

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

Wild Child



Assignments & Announcements:
  1. Find out who is in your group for Group Critical Analysis Presentations.
  2. This Week : February 20 - 24 NO LABS Monday is Presidents Day, Feb 20).  LECTURES will meet.
  3. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment Due in Lab NEXT WEEK: Feb 27-March 3 (edited & final draft).  See UVM lecture calendar site.  If late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, then NO CREDIT!


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

Tips from TAs:
  1. Hooks - at the beginning of any presentation, you need to get the attention of the audience.
  2. Objective: You should say "After my presentation you will know .......".  Saying "Today I'm going to talk to you about....." is NOT an objective!
  4. Repeat any questions asked at the end.
  5. Check your the speech date and lab roles link on syllabus
  6. Pause for EFFECT.
  7. Take your hat off!  No hats, no gum chewing.
  8. If you use the projector - go to the lab room a few days ahead and practice!  It is your responsibility to know the computer and projector equipment and to set up ahead - it is not the responsibility of the TAs.
Group Critical Analysis Presentation review.   Raw Milk & Harry Potter Examples.
-Get the contact information (phone #, email) of all your group members
-Decide on a controversial topic
-Find TWO ARTICLES - one for, one against
-Decide who will be moderator
-Decide who will do the analysis for each article
-Decide when your group will meet to practice

Informational Presentation suggested order of things to do:
   1. Mind Map first draft
   2. Research your topic

   3. 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.

Persuasive Talk Preview: Joe Smith, "How to use a Paper Towel"