CALS 183 Communication Methods
Outline, Tuesday February 28,
Thursday March 2, 2017
CALS 183: Students go to
one lecture and one lab per week
A (CRN 11224) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Lecture B (CRN 11614) Thursdays
2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Attendance speech (30 seconds): Your First & Last Name, "A big
influence in my life has been ...."
- For Group Critical Analysis Presentations
know the contact info for your group members
(phone # & email), decide on a topic, decide who will be
moderator, decide who will analyze the two articles, decide
when your group will practice.
- Next Week : March 7
& 9 NO LECTURES). LABS will meet, Groups will
- Bring Flash Drive (2+
Gigs) to lab when you present.
- Check Syllabus
speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab
Critique assignment Due in Lab THIS 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 next time we meet after spring break
(March 21, 23): Formal Lecture Introductions begin (see Syllabus)
The single most important thing to do
in preparing to speak: Practice in front
of others and get feedback!
Tips from TAs:
Group Critical Analysis Presentation review.
- Objective: You should say "After my presentation you will DO
.......". Saying "Today I'm
going to talk to you about....."
is NOT an objective!
THE CRITIQUE SHEETS!
- To reduce filler words, go slowly,
and practice - have your
friends COUNT your filler words.
- Cite anything that is not common
knowledge (check your facts).
- Check your the speech date and lab
roles link on syllabus
- Pause for EFFECT should
be appropriate, not just anywhere.
- 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.
- Boost the
-Get the contact information (phone #, email)
of all your group members
-Decide on a controversial
-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
Persuasive Presentation suggested order of things to do:
1. Mind Map first draft
2. Research your topic
4. Mind Map
5. Presentation outline
(big font, one sheet)
6. Practice at least three times in front of friends
and get feedback
7. GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION
8. View your presentation, read peer evaluations,
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.
Review Persuasive Presentations: Three
things different from Informationals!