Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Course Details

Course Number: 1133  Section Number: 102 and 103

Spring 2011

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: B114

Days & Times:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 12:50 and 1 to 1:50



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Judy Jo Braddy   
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Course Objectives

 

Speech Fundamentals Objectives:    The student speaker must speak clearly and audiblyand must speak on the assigned topic.  If people keep saying “what did you say?” maybe you need to take the class called Voice and Diction.    The Student speaker must know how to prepare, organize, write and rewrite a speech and must realize that a written or oral speeches  is revised and is edited before it is spoken.  You must turn in a two, three and sometimes four page paper of the written speech you have composed and you must do research on and find sources to support your feeling in the speech before you give that speech.

The Student: must write the speech before giving it and this must be approved by the professor.

must speak from a correct outline on 3 x 5 cards.  Must know the correct form  for outlining a speech. Must know how to use the 3x5 cards at the podium.

 must know how to speak Extemporaneously.

        must know how  to Introduce a fellow classmate.

        must know how to give an  Informative Speech.

        must know how to give a Speech to  Persuade.

        must know how To Communicate, to individuals or collective members of a small group.

must know the many types of Introductions and Conclusions in a speech.

 must know where and how to use  a Thesis and Three reasons.

 must know what Transitions are and how to use them in between  paragraphs in a speech.

 must know how to Find Sources. must find sources that go along with your thought process of informative or a persuasive speech. 

 must know  how to place these sources in a speech.

must know you, the speaker, is not a credible source.

            Never use “I believe”, “My thoughts are”.

 must know how not to plagiarizea passage. Must know how to paraphrasea passage.

 must know the correct procedure of using and constructing a poster, power point and overheads.

must know how to move away from the podium.

 must know how to use their handsduring a speech.

Must know all Gestures are above the podiumand at chest level.

must know how to dress for a speech.

       must recognize the importance of the audience and to have eye contactwith them.

        must analyze and evaluate oral and written work.

 must understand the process of Listening.

 must know the speaking code of Ethics.

 

The Audience Member must:

Sit still and listen.

No Talking.

No e-mail or taking pictures or text message during a speech.

Take note on the speech.

Know the common barriers of listening.

Know the purpose of an Informative, Persuasive and Group Discussion speech.

Know to concentrate and have respect for the speaker.

Know the evaluation process and evaluate the speakers.


Course Expectations

 

In Classroom Rules and Regulations for Fundamentals of Speech:

 You have a Calendar: Listing readings, participatory projects, speeches, mid-term, semester tests and vacations.  Do not leave early for vacations or get back late.  Be responsible. If the class get in the way of your activities or with your vacations, do not take this class. No, you may not take the final or mid term at any other time other than the listen time.  Look it up on line to make sure you know when the finals are given to the students, usually they are from 3:30 to 5. 

  “Without the ability to communicate the language can not be shared and without the ability to Listen, the language will not be successful” Sharon Rose Alumni of De Anza College.

Rules of J.Braddy, speech class

  1.  Upon entering the classroom, turn off your i-pod, or cell phone, you can do without for less an hour
  2.  Sign in, pick up handouts and find a seat. You may talk quietly to the people around you.
  3.  Remove any hats or head gear.
  4.   No food or Drink in the classroom:  Water is the only liquid, please. 
  5.   Keep up with the readings. Your participation is valuable and necessary and is therefore a portion of your final grade
  6. Keep up with the news on T.V. and in the Wichita Falls Newspaper, why? Impromptu speeches.
  7. At the beginning of class the Professor has announcements, and a lecture.  Please take out your note book, your book and take notes from the blackboard or from the lecture.
  8. For the next month Impromptu speeches over New Worthy Subjects will be  assigned daily for 5 min. total, your speech will be 2 min. each day.  Be prepared by watching the news or reading the newspaper.  Not everyone talks each day but be prepared.  I grade the News Reporter and the 2 speakers.
  9. The Chapter will be reviewed or we will have in classroom projectsrelating to the chapter which is called a participation grade.  There are many participatory grades taken in class.
  10. Group Projects:   When the professor places you in groups, for a group project or group discussion, go to the groups quickly .

 1.  Pick a leader (the same leader can not be this twice)

2.  Pick a secretary. (The Secretary will write down all the names in the group and everything talk about and turned in at the end of the hour.) 

 3.  Respect the leader, as he or she will tell you, the group, what needs to be accomplished.

4.  The leader will introduce himself or herself and Then ask your name, Introduce yourself.  

5.  The Secretary writes down the name of the members, the date and what was accomplished at the meeting.  This will be handed in at the end of the Hour for a grade for all in the group. For a formal agenda please see page 344-345.

6. If you are absent the day of the classroom project (participation grade) you will receive an F on that project.  There is no way to make up a participation grade.

  1.  When papers or any Extra Credit papers are assign, Please turn them in the following day of class.  They are usually (short) at least one typed written sheet and can relate to extra credit or the assignment we are studying.  Make sure they are typed.   Papers will be assigned to help you understand how to put together your speeches. Turn in these papers at the beginning of class.  Extra Credit papers are critiques of the venue.
  2. Please Sign  the papers Correctly:

At the top left hand corner,

Full Name First and Last name,

2nd line Class time,

3rd line J. Braddy/professor

4th line assignment or Title.

Leave two spaces before you start your first paragraph.

Always write complete sentences with correct usage, grammar and mechanics.  Ask for help if you do not know how to do this.   In any paper you write for me:

  1. Know , in all cases, you must have a Introduction, that catches my attention,(and does not start with “HI”). (And do not say you are sorry if you make a mistake, just keep going) At the end of your Introduction you have your Thesis and 3 ideas or reasons you will cover in the paper/speech.
  2.  The body of the paper that covers the three ideas, longer than one sentence for each idea,  with credible sources.
  3.  Use descriptive language in describing anything in a paper. Words such as “I love” or “I like” are not to be used, not descriptive enough and you are not a credible source.
  4. Know that you must use transitions in between (wordsthat transition found on page: 230-231 from one paragraph to another) paragraphs.
  5. Know that in all cases you must have and Ending for your paper and your speech (which is not “that’s all I have” or “that’s all folks” or “I don’t have nothin’ more”)
  6. Extra Credit:  The University and the City, of Wichita Falls offers many speeches, and theatre productions in which you may receive Extra Credit and often free(if the venue knows you are my student at MWSU, sometimes you can be an usher and get in free).    Get on line and go to MPAC , Kay Yeager Auditorium, The Wichita Falls History Museum, The Back Door Theatre, The Wichita Theatre, The MWSU Fine Art Lectures or any school Lectures. Help yourself, be a more rounded person. N.  Speeches:
  7.  Check the Calendar on the due date for the Speeches and for chapters and pages you must know.
  8.  You will be constructing an Introduction Speech, Several Impromptu or Extemporaneous Speeches,  A Group Speech, An Informative Speech, A Persuasive Speech, and  A Special Occasion Speeches . 
  9. There are step –by- step instruction on how to do these speeches in the book and on handouts, follow the instructions to the letter.
  10. Failure to turn in the papers or written speeches will result in you not giving the speech and therefore an F.
  11.  If a papers or written speeches is not typed with double space, they will not begraded  until it is typed
  12. No hand written speeches.
  13.  Make sure that all written and oral work employs correct diction, usage, grammar and mechanics.
  14.  Let someone review your typed paper before you turn it in and make sure someone else listens to your speech before you do the speech before the class.
  15.  Remember this is a speech class and not a Reading Class. You get no grade if you read your speech.   The speeches you give must be Extemporaneous-memorized speech and you must use 3x5 cards in outline form placed on the podium with you to prompt your memory.
  16.  No sheets of paper ( your written speech) will be taken to the podium with you. 
  17. We will practice and practice and you will know your speeches. 
  18.  Do not e-mail assignments to me.  If you must turn in a paper early please slide it under my office door.  Make sure it is signed correctly. 
  19.  Late Speeches: If a speaker does not give the speech on the assigned day and on the correct number, but the speaker has given the Professor a typed written  speech,  that speech will be graded down one full grade and will be given a second chance as first speaker the next day of class.  If the speaker is absent  with no Doctors note and has not given the written speech to the Professor  or refuses to give the speech then it will receive an automatic grade of F.  When you are absent you must have a Dr. Notes the day you are returning and therefore you will be the first to give your speech the day you return.
  20. **No late Dr.  notes.**
  21.  If you are absent the day we pick numbers,for placement of speeches, then you will take the first number, #1.  Upon returning  you will be the first speaker.Keep in touch with your professor.
  22. Grades will not be discussed during class.  Please make an appointment to speak to me in my office. 
  23.  Disruption or coarseness:Undesirable, inappropriate common words or slang, demeaning, racist, sexist language will not be tolerated during class. If you do not know that you are inappropriate then ask a friend to be honest with you about your speech habits.
  24. Have respect for others and their opinions and care.  If you disagree and feel that a speech is unacceptable to you. Do not yell or throw a fit, just breath, raise your hand and be acknowledged by the professor and state the problem and explain your side.
  25.  Dress for Success:  For your speeches only.  When I Critique: One of the many things I grade on  Appearance.   For each speech, ( except for the news reports and the Extemporaneous speakers) dress as if you are going for a job interview.  Please no! shorts, no! flip flops, no! tank tops, No! t-shirts that have designs or heavy writing on them,  no! torn or jeans with holes and no! dress or tops that are too revealing.  All of these are distracting to the audience and to your to be Boss. Dress to show off yourself, dress for success for a boss, CEO or even a Professor.
  26. ADA/Disabilities: Any student with documented physical, mental, or learning disability addressed by the American Disability Act must contact the professor in order to verify documentation and receive appropriate class instruction and participation that will be developed for the student.  ADA status must be renewed each semester.  All ADA information will be protected and discussions will remain confidential. 
  27. Family Education Right of Privacy Ace of 1979:  If you want to review your records it must be upon written request of the appropriate records.  Custodians, Parents and students may e-mail or phone me about information on assignment but I do not give out any personal or graded information to you by

e-mail or by phone only in person.   Make sure your parents read this part:   Please remember I have no idea who is on the e-mail or on the other end of the phone.  This is for your protection.

  1. You are dismissed by the professor and not the clock
  2. The changing of Dates or due time for the speeches or project can be changed by the Professor with no notice. We might go through the speeches faster or slower so due dates might change for your papers and your speeches.
  3. Final Dates: 12=Noon class final  Wed: May 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 Turn in the Written Speech before the speech and your cards after your speech. Then go to seat after your speech and sit and critique two speakers.
  4.  Final: The 1:00  Mon: May 9th, from 3:30 to 5:30,   Turn in The Written Speech before the speech and your cards after your speech.  Then go to your seat after your speech and sit and critique two speakers.
  5. No ! you can not take the final early or late. Do not ask, do not walk out or your grade goes down.  Check with your bosses or employers and make sure you can get the time off.  It is usually from 3:30 to 5:30 on Final days. 

Grading Standards

 

Grading: At a college level the assignments are required and not ignored. If I assign a paper or speech know the due dates from the Calendar.

Keep track of your own points.

Your Name___________________________________________________________

                                                                    Professors pts                         

  4 pts. A,  3 pts. B,  2 pts. C, 1 pts. D and  0pts. F.

Participation grade( Many times during the semester) _________________________________

Attendance grade(sign in daily)  I keep track of the you miss and so should you __________________________    Your Points

News Reporter speeches:2 min.               Same as above               ____________

News Extemporaneous Speeches: 2 min Same as above            _____________  

2 Extemporaneous Speeches: 2 min        Same as above               ____________

Group Discussion: 5 min each person:     the written speech       ____________

                                                                          the 3x5 cards                 ____________

                                                                          the Speech                    _____________

Introduction Speech: 5 min                        the written speech     ______________

                                                                          the 3x5 cards              ______________

                                                                          the Speech                   ______________

Informative Speech: 6 to 8 min                 written speech            ______________

                                                                          3x5 cards in outline      _____________

                                                                           for the Speech               _____________             

Persuasive Speech: 5 to 8 min.                   Written speech               _____________

                                                                           3x5 cards in outline              ____________

                                                                           the speech                 ________________

Mid Term Test over ideas  discussed first 9 weeks   Same as above  _________________

Final Test and Toast:  2 min toast                 Same as above                     ______________

Extra Papers :                                                     Same as above                      ____________

                                                                                                                                  Total points

Extra Credit evaluation from students:  Same as above:  3 extra Credit = 1 grade

Only 3 extra Credit for one term.              Same as above  

Get information on how to do evaluate  from the  Professor. 

 

 


Submission Format Policy

 

Rules of J.Braddy, speech class

  1.  Upon entering the classroom, turn off your i-pod, or cell phone, you can do without for less an hour
  2.  Sign in, pick up handouts and find a seat. You may talk quietly to the people around you.
  3.  Remove any hats or head gear.
  4.   No food or Drink in the classroom:  Water is the only liquid, please. 
  5.   Keep up with the readings. Your participation is valuable and necessary and is therefore a portion of your final grade
  6. Keep up with the news on T.V. and in the Wichita Falls Newspaper, why? Impromptu speeches.
  7. At the beginning of class the Professor has announcements, and a lecture.  Please take out your note book, your book and take notes from the blackboard or from the lecture.
  8. For the next month Impromptu speeches over New Worthy Subjects will be  assigned daily for 5 min. total, your speech will be 2 min. each day.  Be prepared by watching the news or reading the newspaper.  Not everyone talks each day but be prepared.  I grade the News Reporter and the 2 speakers.
  9. The Chapter will be reviewed or we will have in classroom projectsrelating to the chapter which is called a participation grade.  There are many participatory grades taken in class.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

 

  1. The Chapter will be reviewed or we will have in classroom projectsrelating to the chapter which is called a participation grade.  There are many participatory grades taken in class.
  2.  If a papers or written speeches is not typed with double space, they will not begraded  until it is typed
  3. No hand written speeches.
  4.  Make sure that all written and oral work employs correct diction, usage, grammar and mechanics.
  5.  Let someone review your typed paper before you turn it in and make sure someone else listens to your speech before you do the speech before the class.
  6.  Remember this is a speech class and not a Reading Class. You get no grade if you read your speech.   The speeches you give must be Extemporaneous-memorized speech and you must use 3x5 cards in outline form placed on the podium with you to prompt your memory.
  7.  No sheets of paper ( your written speech) will be taken to the podium with you. 
  8. We will practice and practice and you will know your speeches. 
  9.  Do not e-mail assignments to me.  If you must turn in a paper early please slide it under my office door.  Make sure it is signed correctly. 
  10.  Late Speeches: If a speaker does not give the speech on the assigned day and on the correct number, but the speaker has given the Professor a typed written  speech,  that speech will be graded down one full grade and will be given a second chance as first speaker the next day of class.  If the speaker is absent  with no Doctors note and has not given the written speech to the Professor  or refuses to give the speech then it will receive an automatic grade of F.  When you are absent you must have a Dr. Notes the day you are returning and therefore you will be the first to give your speech the day you return.
  11. **No late Dr.  notes.**
  12.  If you are absent the day we pick numbers,for placement of speeches, then you will take the first number, #1.  Upon returning  you will be the first speaker.Keep in touch with your professor.
  13. Grades will not be discussed during class.  Please make an appointment to speak to me in my office. 
  14.  Disruption or coarseness:Undesirable, inappropriate common words or slang, demeaning, racist, sexist language will not be tolerated during class. If you do not know that you are inappropriate then ask a friend to be honest with you about your speech habits.
  15. Have respect for others and their opinions and care.  If you disagree and feel that a speech is unacceptable to you. Do not yell or throw a fit, just breath, raise your hand and be acknowledged by the professor and state the problem and explain your side.

 Dress for Success:  For your speeches only.  When I Critique: One of the many things I grade on  Appearance.   For each speech, ( except for the news reports and the Extemporaneous speakers) dress as if you are going for a job interview.  Please no! shorts, no! flip flops, no! tank tops, No! t-shirts that have designs or heavy writing on them,  no! torn or jeans with holes and no! dress or tops that are too revealing.  All of these are distracting to the audience and to your to be Boss. Dress to show off yourself, dress for success for a boss, CEO or even a Professor.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

By enrolling at Midwestern State University a student assumes the responsibility for becoming familiar with and abiding by the general rules of conduct.  Please read the student code of conduct in the student handbook.

Class time:  Class begins: 12:00=Noon and ends at 12:50. And at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 1:50.

 Do not be late to class.  Make sure you sign the attendance sheet upon entering the classroom. One comment: “Being to class on time is Not getting to class 5  or 10 seconds late or 20 minutes late and saying you are “sorry”.  If you are late please write down the time you came into the class.

** Two late entries is counted as one absent.

** If you leave early it is counted as one absent.

The door will be locked do not knock.  I am your  Boss, CEO of your company and your professor and you will  disappoint me by coming in late and unprepared.  I prepare the lesson for you and you give me back the same respect and hard work as I will  give you. 

Only 5 Absences and I drop you with an F.  I always give you an e-mail saying you are getting close to the 5 absences.  Please communicate with me.  Reasons for being absent:  “None“ except for illness and I will need a Doctors note.  The school only gives you 3 absences but in Mass Communication, we give you 5 absences.   MWSU also gives you a “death in your immediate family” absent but not death of a friends or friend’s family member absent.   

 Remember, you have paid for the class, you are getting paid back by attending the class, all the wonderful things you will learn and the grade you receive from your Professor.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.