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Speech and Rhetorical Studies

2002

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Common Sense In The Basic Public Speaking Course, Calvin L. Troup Jan 2002

Common Sense In The Basic Public Speaking Course, Calvin L. Troup

Basic Communication Course Annual

The foundation of the basic public speaking course ought to be questioned and modified to better meet the needs of students today. More specifically, public speaking courses must offer more than technique. Students must be introduced to the historical context that both models effective public discourse and has also contributed to the framework of the American public forum. This article offers some common sense ideas about what the public forum ought to be. Implementation of these ideas, among other things, will serve to enrich the substance of the course, introduce the central role of rhetoric in American history, culture, and ...


Communication Apprehension And Basic Course Success: The Lab-Supported Public Speaking Course Intervention, Karen Kangas Dwyer, Robert E. Carlson, Sally A. Kahre Jan 2002

Communication Apprehension And Basic Course Success: The Lab-Supported Public Speaking Course Intervention, Karen Kangas Dwyer, Robert E. Carlson, Sally A. Kahre

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study examined a lab-supported public speaking course as an intervention for helping reduce overall and context communication apprehension (CA) for high and moderate CA students. In addition, this study queried whether actual lab usage was related to CA reduction and to course grade for those students. Results showed that the lab-supported public speaking course helped high and moderate CAs significantly reduce overall CA and CA in public speaking, group discussions, meetings and interpersonal conversation contexts.

There was no difference in reduction of CA level between high and moderate CAs who utilized the speech lab and those who did not ...


Author Information Jan 2002

Author Information

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Submission Guidelines Jan 2002

Submission Guidelines

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Back Cover Jan 2002

Back Cover

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Front Cover Jan 2002

Front Cover

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Title Page Jan 2002

Title Page

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Editorial Board Jan 2002

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow Jan 2002

Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Contents Jan 2002

Contents

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Revising Public Speaking Theory, Content, And Pedagogy: A Review Of The Issues In The Discipline In The 1990'S, Nancy Rost Goulden Jan 2002

Revising Public Speaking Theory, Content, And Pedagogy: A Review Of The Issues In The Discipline In The 1990'S, Nancy Rost Goulden

Basic Communication Course Annual

Literature from the 1990's calling for revision of basic course public speaking theory and pedagogy is examined, summarized, and organized. Discussion of sources that shape and maintain public speaking theory provides background for the reports of journal articles and conference papers categorized under (1) overall perspectives that influence theory, (2) basic theory of what characteristics constitute effective speaking, (3) appropriate course content, and (4) appropriate pedagogy.

The dominant theme for change calls for a new theoretical perspective of effective speaking rejecting emphasis on traditional speech behaviors and supported by changes in attitudes and pedagogy, characterized by flexibility, openness, reliance ...


Extending Learning Opportunities In The Basic Communication Course: Exploring The Pedagogical Benefits Of Speech Laboratories, Stephen K. Hunt, Cheri J. Simonds Jan 2002

Extending Learning Opportunities In The Basic Communication Course: Exploring The Pedagogical Benefits Of Speech Laboratories, Stephen K. Hunt, Cheri J. Simonds

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study asked 527 students enrolled in a basic communication course to evaluate the efficacy of a speech lab in relation to speech requirements stipulated by their instructors. In addition, the researchers examined the scores of 435 student speeches to determine if students who visited the lab earned higher grades compared to students that did not visit the lab. Results showed that (a) most instructors require their students to visit the lab before at least one speech, (b) the vast majority of students perceive the help they receive in the lab to be very useful, and (c) students who visit ...


D/Deafness And The Basic Course: A Case Study Of Universal Instructional Design And Students Who Are D/Deaf In The (Aural) Communication Classroom, Julia R. Johnson, Susan M. Pliner, Tom Burkhart Jan 2002

D/Deafness And The Basic Course: A Case Study Of Universal Instructional Design And Students Who Are D/Deaf In The (Aural) Communication Classroom, Julia R. Johnson, Susan M. Pliner, Tom Burkhart

Basic Communication Course Annual

The primary purpose of this essay is to suggest ways to create a universally inclusive curriculum, which, by definition, addresses the learning needs of all students, including students with disabilities or, in this case, students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Presented with the opportunity of having a d/Deaf students in a public speaking class, we reflect on the accommodations made, the assumptions inherent in an inclusive classroom, and the ideology of ableism. Because d/Deafness is as much a cultural identity as an auditory condition, we also address how to create safe learning environments for diverse student populations through ...


Listening Treatment In The Basic Communication Course Text, Laura A. Janusik, Andrew D. Wolvin Jan 2002

Listening Treatment In The Basic Communication Course Text, Laura A. Janusik, Andrew D. Wolvin

Basic Communication Course Annual

Numerous studies have indicated that listening is instrumental for academic and professional success, and most students receive listening instruction only in the basic communication course. This study analyzed the treatment of listening in the 17 most widely used basic communication course textbooks. The majority of the textbooks did devote at least one chapter to listening; however, the treatment was generally light, atheoretical, and lacked substantive listening scholarship.


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 14 Jan 2002

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 14

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Index Jan 2002

Index

Basic Communication Course Annual

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An Examination Of The Speech Evaluation Process: Does The Evaluation Instrument And/Or Evaluator's Experience Matter?, Karen Anderson, Karla Kay Jensen Jan 2002

An Examination Of The Speech Evaluation Process: Does The Evaluation Instrument And/Or Evaluator's Experience Matter?, Karen Anderson, Karla Kay Jensen

Basic Communication Course Annual

Speech evaluation forms are a useful and necessary tool of any communication course with a public speaking component. The continued investigation of how such forms are created and used is beneficial to students and teachers. In this study, raters from various experience levels graded two speeches using a combination of four evaluation forms, half of which included directions. Raters then responded to questions regarding the forms they just used.

Results indicate that experience level and form type influence the speech grade given. Additionally, raters' responses regarding the forms reveal how they view the use of forms in the speech evaluation ...