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1 Last Day Lecture (thus the popular “curtain call” background)

2 Announcements PRPSA post-test PRPSA post-test Available this Sunday through next Saturday Available this Sunday through next Saturday Easy 5 pts. Easy 5 pts. After you have done it you can compare your raw scores on the assessment through your My Grades page After you have done it you can compare your raw scores on the assessment through your My Grades page Friday Friday Special Occasion Speech Workshop Day Special Occasion Speech Workshop Day Come with 2 manuscript drafts ready to rehearse! Come with 2 manuscript drafts ready to rehearse!

3 Final Exam Info Review Material are available on line Review Material are available on line 67 multiple choice questions 67 multiple choice questions Materials from 10 chapters; review questions clearly indicate what you need to know Materials from 10 chapters; review questions clearly indicate what you need to know For people officially registered for the 2:00 lecture only: For people officially registered for the 2:00 lecture only: Monday, December 10 12:00- 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 10 12:00- 2:00 p.m. Final Exam Sessions are here in LeBaron. Final Exam Sessions are here in LeBaron. A low-distraction environment is available. Dr. Slagell. It will be given at the same time. A low-distraction environment is available. Dr. Slagell. It will be given at the same time. Sign up for the Final through WebCT Sign up for the Final through WebCT

4 Final Exam Info Review Material are available on line Review Material are available on line 67 multiple choice questions 67 multiple choice questions Materials from 10 chapters; review questions clearly indicate what you need to know Materials from 10 chapters; review questions clearly indicate what you need to know For people officially registered for the 3:00 lecture only: For people officially registered for the 3:00 lecture only: Friday, December 14 12:00- 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14 12:00- 2:00 p.m. Regular Final Exam Session is here in LeBaron Regular Final Exam Session is here in LeBaron Early Make up Exam Option, Wed. Dec. 12, 12 – 2 Early Make up Exam Option, Wed. Dec. 12, 12 – 2 Make up session in Room 305 Carver Hall Make up session in Room 305 Carver Hall A low-distraction environment is available. Dr. Slagell. It will be given at the same time. A low-distraction environment is available. Dr. Slagell. It will be given at the same time. Sign up for the Final through WebCT Sign up for the Final through WebCT

5 Today’s agenda Barbara Bush Commencement Address Barbara Bush Commencement Address Quiz (mostly based on the speech) Quiz (mostly based on the speech) Sample Student Speech Sample Student Speech Course Objectives Review Course Objectives Review Course Lecture Evaluations Course Lecture Evaluations

6 Barbara Bush “Choices and Change” Context Context Wellesley College, June 1, 1990 Wellesley College, June 1, 1990 Controversy surrounding the speech Controversy surrounding the speech Seniors voted for Alice Walker to speak Seniors voted for Alice Walker to speak Bush was a late replacement Bush was a late replacement Some seniors protested Some seniors protested because process wasn’t followed because process wasn’t followed because Bush was chosen because of her husband not based on her own accomplishments because Bush was chosen because of her husband not based on her own accomplishments Prompted a national discussion of women’s roles and feminism Prompted a national discussion of women’s roles and feminism

7 QUIZ, question 1 I. Johnny Appleseed shows us the spirit of dedication. II. Johnny Appleseed shows us the spirit of hard work. III. Johnny Appleseed shows us the spirit of productivity.

8 Aunt Lucille by Misty Miller (W pp. 89) SP: To entertain my audience with tales of my Great Aunt and her peculiarities

9 How does it meet the assignment? Special attention to Language Special attention to Language “There is no doubt about it”—repetition to start the first 3 paragraphs of the body and then to refer back to in the conclusion. “There is no doubt about it”—repetition to start the first 3 paragraphs of the body and then to refer back to in the conclusion. “Great Aunt Lucille Hanton, her hair was a reddish orange flame from a torched building.” Metaphor “Great Aunt Lucille Hanton, her hair was a reddish orange flame from a torched building.” Metaphor “no place could be ‘grande’ enough for what was to happen”—foreshadowing “no place could be ‘grande’ enough for what was to happen”—foreshadowing Concrete re-creation of the scene Concrete re-creation of the scene Originality Originality Makes a point Makes a point

10 Course Objectives from the Workbook Developing rhetorical sensitivity Developing rhetorical sensitivity Developing critical thinking skills Developing critical thinking skills Developing competent delivery skills Developing competent delivery skills Developing a public communication ethic Developing a public communication ethic

11 Overview of Course Content Invention: Invention: topic selection and narrowing; development of content, research topic selection and narrowing; development of content, research Arrangement: Arrangement: organizing your messages organizing your messages Delivery: Delivery: verbal and non-verbal delivery verbal and non-verbal delivery Style: Style: language use that is clear, accurate, appropriate and vivid language use that is clear, accurate, appropriate and vivid Memory: Memory: planning and speaking what you planned planning and speaking what you planned

12 Course Evaluations for Lecture and Course Materials At top of the form: Dr. Slagell; SpCm 212 A (2 o’clock) or B (3 o’clock).

13 Speech Matters! Enjoy the special occasion round.

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