AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Nine Outline,Tuesday, 26 October 2004


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: THIS FRIDAY Oct 29, 4pm) lab peer edited

Speak Off: Best Choice from each lab will be presented in lecture.  Winner gets 100% on the Final Exam.


Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment, these have been updated!

Hand in your reflection paper (3-5 pages) in a POCKET FOLDER with your name, speech title, and date delivered on the front cover.  Inside the folder, in the pockets should be: 1. Your reflection paper (The Speech I Prepared For, The Speech I Gave, Improvements for Next Time), 2. Any note cards you used, 3. Research materials (articles, photocopies you made, and copies of visual aids (images, overheads, etc.).   4. Student critiques from those who watched your presentation.  Your Pocket Folder is due in lab the week after you present (if late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, No credit afterwards).

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  Don't End with "That's about it", no hats, no gum, hands out of pockets.

Jesse Hocmuth Informational Presentation

Megan Gilmartin Persuasive Presentation

Choice Speech example & critique.

Group Critical Analysis Teams. 

Be part of a team that gives a group critical analysis presentation of a political or current event (10%) .   You will be assigned to a small group during the semester to prepare a 12 - 15 minute critical analysis presentation scheduled for the last few labs of the semester.

Your group needs to select a controversial political or current event topic that everyone in your group is interested in.  Find a minimum of two articles (in journals, newspaper, magazines, books, or the web) that take opposite viewpoints and use the Guidelines for a Critical Analysis of an Article to orally critique each article in your presentation.  Discuss the conclusions your group can make about your chosen topic as a result of this analysis.

Your grade will be determined by the depth and coherence of critical analysis of each article, the quality of the group presentation, the support and interaction among group members, as well as your personal participation in the group project as rated by your peers.  Click here for the checklist for group critical analysis presentation grading requirements.

Each team member bears personal responsibility for group participation.   It is your responsibility to make group meetings and fully participate in the group project.

Teams meet and exchange contact information: email addresses, phone numbers, apartment/room address, decide on a meeting date and time.

View and critique a segment of the Second  Presidential debate.