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  • COM 101

    Oral Communication

    (Public Speaking)

    Prof. Remy Ashe, M.A.

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    Page 3: Speech Grading

    Table of Contents

    Page 4: Sample Grading for Informative

    Page 5: Grade Calculator

    Page 6: Cultural Narrative Assignment

    Page 7: Cultural Narrative Evaluation Form

    Page 8 -9: Informative Speaking Guidelines

    Page 10: Aristotelian Outline

    Page 11-14: Sample Informative Speech

    Page 15: Informative 1 Evaluation Form

    Page 16: Informative 2 Guidelines

    Page 17: Informative 2 Evaluation Form

    Page 18: Persuasive Speaking Guidelines

    Page 19: Aristotelian Persuasive Outline

    Page 20-23: Sample Persuasive Speech

    Page 24: Sample Reference Page

    Page 25: Persuasive Evaluation Form

    Page 26-27: How To Do Research

    Page 28: Canons of Rhetoric

    Page 29: Nine Ways To Cite Your Sources

    Page 30: Fallacy Worksheet

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    Speech Grading

    A An outstanding speech. Clear goal well adapted to needs and interests of the audience.

    Excellent content, well-organized, excellent wording and delivery and/or superior accomplishment on the criteria established for that speech. An A speech will have more than the minimum required references. Delivery must be excellent for you to earn an A

    B A speech approaching the qualities of an "A" speech. A good to very good speech, not

    necessarily any real weaknesses, but not achieving a standard of excellence in any or enough areas to merit an "A". A good job of meeting most or all established criteria for that speech. Delivery must be very good for you to earn a B. Those who read directly from a text, no matter how well written will not earn an A or B.

    C A satisfactory speech. Reasonably clear goal, adequate support, apparent organization,

    but may not be entirely clear to the entire audience; some problems in wording or delivery or both; and/or some deficiencies in meeting the major criteria established for that speech.

    D An unclear goal and serious deficiencies in some and perhaps all areas of content,

    organization, wording and delivery; and/or serious deficiencies in meeting major criteria established for that speech.

    F An unacceptable speech that reveals a lack of preparation and/or poor delivery. Failure

    to meet major criteria established for that speech. For example, being significantly

    longer or shorter than the time limit.

    So how do I grade a speech? You are always graded on content as well as delivery.

    Fulfilling the basic requirements of the speech will earn you a C. Turning in what I ask is

    expected and does not automatically earn you an A. If there are no problems with your

    content, time, number of references, turning in what you are supposed to turn in, etc, but

    you do not deliver the speech well, you can still earn a C. What kills students grades is

    the failure to turn in what it expected. First, you will earn your basic speech delivery

    grade, and then second, I will subtract points based on what was not turned in.

    *** Standing in front of the class reading your speech (even if everything else is perfect)

    will earn you no greater than a C. This is public speaking, not public reading!

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    Sample grading for informative speaking:

    Here is a sampling of grades for informative speaking.

    Student A. This student does everything the assignment asks but stands up and reads the entire

    speech with very poor eye contact. The reading results in poor eye contact and monotone

    delivery. This student could end up in the C- to C+ (56-63 points) range.

    Student B. This student delivers in the same fashion as student A but does not turn in the

    source material (-10 points) or reference page (-4 points) and goes 45 seconds overtime (-6

    points). This student might get a C for delivery but then I would subtract 18 points for not

    turning in expected material and following time guidelines. So this person would get a 60-20,

    which is a 40/80 (F).

    Student C. This student delivers poorly but goes to the writing center for help with content and

    incorporates more than the minimum of five sources into the speech. This student could end up

    in the B- or B range.

    Student D. This student just gets up and talks about the subject of the speech. The delivery is

    great but none of the expectations of the assignment are fulfilled. This student would get a C,

    D or F depending

    Student E. This student does more that is expected on the assignment by incorporating more

    than the minimum number of references into the text of the speech and takes the speech to the

    writing center. This student writes the speech well in advance of the delivery date and practices the delivery. The student then delivers it with prolonged eye contact and strong vocal qualities. This student would earn an A.

    ** These are just samples and may or may not apply to your situation.

    ** The more you practice, the better your delivery will be!!

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    Grade Calculator To calculate your grade on your assignments you need to figure out the percentages. 90% and

    above is an A; 80-89% is a B; 70-79% is a C; 60- 69% is a D; anything below 60 percent is an

    F. Divide your score by the maximum allowed to get your percentage. For example if you

    earned 56/70 on the midterm, you would divide the 56 by the 70. Your percentage on that test

    would be .8 or 80 percent.

    Introduction speech 1 /10

    Grade on this assignment

    Cultural Narrative Speech /30

    Grade on this assignment

    Informative Speech /80

    Grade on this assignment

    Persuasive Speech /100

    Grade on this assignment

    Midterm /80

    Grade on this assignment

    Final /80

    Grade on this assignment

    Participation /20

    Extra Credit

    Total Points earned in this class:

    400-360 = A

    359-320 = B 319-280 = C 279-240 = D Below 240 = F

    My final grade should be:

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    Cultural Narrative Assignment

    Objective: To practice public speaking and allow the class to get to know whom you are.

    The assignment:

    1. You must tell a 3-4 minute long story (narrative) about/from any culture you belong to.

    Speeches that go longer or shorter will lose points. The point loss will be one point for each 30-second increment. For example, if you go 4:15 you will lose one point; if you go 4:35 you will lose two points. If you go 2:58 you will lose one point. If you go 2:29, you will lose two points. The points will be taken off your grade after your speaking grade has been determined.

    2. The speech is on any culture you belong to. Culture is loosely defined. This could be

    ethnicity, place you grew up, work, religion, being a student, hobbies, interests, etc.

    3. You do not have to hand in a copy of your speech.

    4. Rip out the evaluation sheet on the next page packet and hand it to me BEFORE you speak.

    Fill out the name part, but NOT the culture part. If you do not have the evaluation form, you

    will not speak and this will cost you one grade.

    5. My speaking day is:

    6. My speaking order is:

    7. Top five cultures:






    My number one is:

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    Cultural Narrative Evaluation Form

    Name Time

    Culture Score

    Good Areas

    Areas To be Improved On

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    Informative Speaking Guidelines

    Objective: This is your first formal speech. With this assignment I hope to have you learn the

    fundamentals of good organization and topic choice and then apply these fundamentals to a

    public speech.

    1. Look for an interesting topic. The topic must be important to the audience, but first and

    foremost it must be interesting to you. If you do not truly like the topic, your attitude will

    come across in your speech. You may do any topic as long as there is proper research on it. If

    you cannot find source material for your topic, then do not do that topic!

    2. Sample topics:

    3. Do not persuade. You are merely telling us information, not passing judgment, telling us if

    your topic is good or bad, advocating, or asking us to do something.

    4. The speech must be between 5 to 7 minutes. Speeches longer or shorter will lose 3 points

    for each thirty seconds Be careful: in informative speeches, people tend to make them too

    long. Time your speech.

    5. You must follow the Aristotelian outline. This will be covered in lecture. Your speech will lose points if you make up your own organizational structure.

    6. You must have at least six sources in your speech. Sources are where you get your

    information. These can be magazines, academic journals or newspapers. All the information in

    the speech must be from a source. You will be citing these sources orally during your speech.

    You will lose 2 points for each source less than 5 not in the body of your speech.

    7. Before you speak you must hand me the Speech Portfolio. The Speech portfolio contains the following four items:

    A. A full copy of your entire speech with the parts and sources highlighted and/or bolded. Your speech must look like the sample speech I have provided.

    B. A works cited page C. A copy of