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Announcements

  • Reminder that your Midterm Reflection for Seminar is due this evening by the end of the day. If you need an extension, you need to email me to ask one. Be certain to follow proper email protocol!

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  • FYRC -- Those of you who are interested in presenting, you need to do the following:
  • THE NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SURVEY IS HERE!
    • We want feedback from our first-year students so we can make the Orientation experience, now known as ISLANDER LAUNCH, even better.
    • The seminar section(s) with the highest RATE of participation (completed surveys only) will win a pizza party! Make sure students put the seminar section at the top of the survey.
    • We will keep the survey open until Friday, March 23.
    • New Student Orientation Survey
  • For the next 3 class periods (3/22, 3/27, & 3/29) --- We will compinaring with Communication!
    • This means we will be combining Communications and Seminar together on this day so that Dr. Myers and I can enjoy (and grade) your presentations! We will only meet for Communications class. Don't come to Seminar!'''
    • In order to get your participation grade for Seminar for these days, you must attend your Communication class!

Getting Ready for the Individual Informative Presentation in Communications!

Specific Requirements: ALL STUDENTS MUST BE READY TO PRESENT ON DAY 1: 3/22. OUTLINE AND RESEARCH SYNTHESIS CHART ARE DUE 3/22.

  • Time Limit: 3 5 minutes. If your presentation does not meet time criteria, you will be penalized 10 points (you will have a 30 second grace period over or under).
  • Adequately develop content areas using appropriate supporting evidence and well-planned ideas that are localized and relevant.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively deliver a speech.
  • Develop an appropriate introduction and conclusion.
  • Demonstrate skillful use of transitions.
  • Develop a central idea statement that previews the main points and clearly shows an appropriate pattern of organization.
  • Organize your thoughts into separate, concise, and balanced main points.
  • Incorporate a professional visual aid that is informative using PowerPoint or Prezi into your presentation.
  • Find and cite (both in your outline and aloud) a minimum of 3 credible sources for this speech. (Sources need to be from the last 10 years).
  • Use an extemporaneous speaking style. This means that you are not to read your speech or to memorize your speech, but are to talk to the audience from notes. You must be concerned with both physical and vocal delivery.
  • Complete and submit a research synthesis chart.
  • Write and submit a full-sentence outline of your speech that includes a reference page written in APA format (as well as in-text citations in APA format).

What Questions Do You Have about the Following?

The Outline for your SpeechThe Research Synthesis ChartThe PowerPower or Prezi for Your Speech

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