Professor Colangelo SPCH 1311

Evaluation of Informative Speech Assignment #1: Full-Sentence Outline for student

 

Full-Sentence Outline Rules: Only one sentence per outline symbol. This includes the introduction, the conclusion, the transitions, the main points, the subpoints, everything EXCEPT when quoting.  Then you MUST use quotation marks appropriately and cite sources.

 

Criteria for Full-Sentence Outline

  1. Topic Choice: Appropriate for audience and assignment instructions
  2. Specific Purpose: “After listening to my speech, my audience will know/understand…”
  3. Specific Purpose: Includes subject (topic) & predicate (what you will say about topic).
  4. Specific Purpose: Only uses verbs “know/understand”.
  5. Avoids a “how-to” speech and avoids “The Infomercial”.
  6. Introduction Attention-Getter: Reflects recommended technique
  7. Introduction Attention-Getter: Visual aids & source cites do not count here.
  8. Avoids Sins of the Introduction: See “Introductions” document linked to assignment.
  9. Personal Credibility: Personal connection or experience stated in Introduction. 
  10. Thesis: Subject, predicate, and information hunger in a single declarative sentence. 
  11. Thesis statements NEVER cite sources or use quotations, and are never questions.
  12. Transition into the first main point is an effective preview. 
  13. Main Points: Correspond to thesis, are mutually exclusive & coordinate with each other.  
  14. Main points: Stated in the speaker’s own words and they reflect the thesis. 
  15. Main points cannot be quotes and they never require source citations. 
  16. Main Points are never questions.
  17. Subpoints: Correspond and support main points; are mutually exclusive and coordinate.
  18. Supporting Material: Sufficient, relevant, sound, and interesting information
  19. Supporting Material: Personal experience, definitions, examples, statistics, experts
  20. Supporting Material: Visual aids & source cites count towards grading when used here.
  21. Transitions between main points are effective internal summaries & previews. 
  22. Organization: Appropriate Speech Design.  Not “how-to”, demonstration, or “Infomercial”.
  23. Transition into conclusion is “In conclusion”; without a summary.
  24. Conclusion Summary: Paraphrases the thesis in one single declarative sentence.
  25. Conclusion Summary: Avoids quotations, citing sources, or asking questions.
  26. Conclusion Clincher: Reflects a recommended technique
  27. Conclusion Clincher: Visual aids & source citations do not count here.
  28. Avoids Sins of the Conclusion: A Call for Action, etc.

Visual Aids

1.         Visual Aids Notes in BODY of Speech Outline include the following:

a.    When/Where to Show: Identify when/where in the speech you will show a visual aid (See Speech Example).

b.    Type of Visual Aid: Identify what kind of visual aid you will show. See Visual Aids link.

2.      Visual Aids shown in the Introduction or the Conclusion of the speech DO NOT COUNT towards the grading requirement.

Citing Sources Public Speaking Style

1.     Source Citations in Text of Agenda include the following as applicable:

a.     Use According to…” consistently to let the audience know you will be citing a source.

b.    Use According to…” to announce the source of information BEFORE stating the information.

c.     Begin the sentence with “According to” and the source cite information.

2.     Source Citations in Text of Agenda include the following as applicable:

a.     Book: According to Author who wrote the book, Title of Book,

i.      According to Stephen and Genius who wrote the book Teen Sex: Reality Check,

ii.     According to the book The Hidden Epidemic written by Eng and Butler,

b.    Magazine/Newspaper/Pamphlet: According to the Title of Magazine/Newspaper,

i.      According to Better Homes & Gardens magazine,

ii.     According to the Austin Chronicle newspaper,

iii.    According to an American Lung Association pamphlet,

c.     Organization/Dept.: According to the Title of Organization/Department,

i.      According the US Dept of Health & Human Services,

ii.     According to the Do Something Organization,

iii.    According to the Pew Hispanic Center,

d.    Journal: According to the Title of Journal,

i.      According to the Journal of Behavioral Studies,

ii.     According to the Journal of Adolescent Social-Psychology,

e.     Website: According to the Title of Website,

i.      According to the MSNBC news website,

ii.     According to the Family First Aid website, “The American Social Health Association reports that…..”

iii.    DO NOT include the “com” or “org” or “gov”): These are ADDRESSES and we do NOT cite addresses

iv.    Include the page title/article title when more than one article/page cited from same website, journal, etc.

3.     All sources cited in body of speech are in Works Cited/Reference List.

a.     Minimum one expert source cited in body of speech & list for a grade of C.

b.    Minimum two expert sources cited in body of speech & list for a grade of B.

c.     Maximum three expert sources cited in body of speech & list for a grade of A.

4.     Non-expert sources do NOT count towards the grading requirement: Encarta (generic dictionaries or generic encyclopedias), About.com, Infoplease, Wikipedia, HowStuffWorks, etc.  When in doubt, ask your prof.

 

MLA-Style Works Cited/Reference List Criteria

1.     The Works Cited/Reference List reflects MLA form: See Easybib.com for a FREE Online MLA-Style Reference List Maker

a.     Author last name, author first name (as available)

b.    Title of Book, Article, Web Page (as available)

c.     Title of Magazine, Publishing Organization Title, Journal Title, etc. (as available)

d.    Date published (as available)

e.     Publishing Organization Website (as available)

f.     Date of retrieval from website (REQUIRED)

g.    Web address: Web addresses are part of MLA Style Works Cited/Reference List

2.     The Works Cited/Reference List is in alphabetical order as required by MLA.

3.     List does not number the citations or put letters or bullets in front of citations

4.     All sources listed in Works Cited/Reference List are cited in the body of speech.

a.     Minimum one expert source cited in body of speech & list for a grade of C.

b.    Minimum two expert sources cited in body of speech & list for a grade of B.

c.     Maximum three expert sources cited in body of speech & list for a grade of A.

5.     Non-expert sources do NOT count towards the grading requirement: See Citing Sources Public Speaking Style

Writing Skills & Outline Formatting

1.     Student name and title of work are at top of first page.

2.       Introduction, Body, Conclusion.

3.       Grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors.

4.       AVOID using “you” in this speech to avoid the infomercial or how-to approaches.

5.       Only one quote per source cite.  Paraphrase additional quotes without the source cite.

6.       Quotation marks are used to identify text copied from sources versus the students’ own words.

7.       Maintain the text of the original Informative Speech

8.       Maintain the numbering & indentation of the original Informative Speech.

9.       Outline Symbols and Indentation:
     I. Roman Numbers (I, II, III) = main points;
                 A. Capital Letters (A, B, C) = subpoints;
                             1. Arabic Numbers (1, 2, 3) = sub-subpoints
                                         a. small letters (a, b, c) = sub-sub-subpoints;
                                                     i. small roman numbers (i, ii, iii) = sub-sub-sub-subpoints

II. If you have a (I, 1, a, i)…you must have a (II, 2, b, ii).

10.  Full-Sentence Outline Rules: Only one sentence per letter or number in an outline. This includes the introduction, the conclusion, the transitions, the main points, the subpoints, everything EXCEPT when quoting. Then you MUST use quotation marks appropriately and cite sources.

 

Assignment Policy

1.    SAVE assignments as MSWord 6/7-compatible documents (doc, docx, rtf, odt).

a.    Only assignments SAVED AS MSWord 6/7-compatible documents (doc, docx, odt, or rtf) are accepted for grading.

b.    Other types of documents are not accepted for grading.

2.    SUBMIT assignments as attachments to ACCmail.

a.    Only assignments attached to ACCmail are accepted for grading.

b.    Assignments sent in the BODY of ACCmail are not accepted for grading.

c.    Only assignments sent with the correct five-digit course synonym in the ACCmail subject line are accepted for grading.

3.    Enter Your 5-digit Course Synonym as the ACCmailSubject” line

4.    SAVE assignment with correct assignment title.

a.    Your Last Name Inform Assign #1 (e.g. Colangelo Inform Assign #1)

b.    Your Last Name Inform Assign #2

c.    Your Last Name Inform Assign #3

5.    In addition:

a.    Please submit only one assignment per email.

b.    Please submit assignments in order (#1, #2, #3).

c.    Assignments that violate assignment policies forfeit 20%.

d.    Assignments received after midnight on due date forfeit 20%.

Grading

1.      70%: Quality of Analysis

a)    Focus:                  Completes assignment as instructed

b)    Comprehension: Understands concepts and assignment

c)    Insight                  Intelligent, thoughtful, perceptive, accurate content

2.      30%: Quality of Writing Writing Criteria

a)    Completeness:    All required elements are included

b)    Clarity:                  Organized, coherent theme, easy to follow thoughts

c)    Mechanics:          spelling, grammar, punctuation

                                    Sources cited in Body of outline using Public Speaking Style

                                    Quotation marks identify copied text versus students’ words

                                    Reference List reflects MLA Style

Score and Grade Equivalent

"A" quality work meet the highest standards of the above criteria

Insightful understanding of the subject matter and assignment;
Complete & accurate; meticulous attention to detail in quality of analysis & writing.

"B" quality work fall short of one or two criteria described above

Accurate understanding of the subject matter and assignment;
Minor deficiency in completeness, accuracy, or quality of analysis or writing.

"C" quality work fall short of three or four criteria described above

Superficial understanding of the subject matter or assignment;
Obvious deficiency in completeness, accuracy, or quality of analysis or writing.

"D" quality work fall short of five or six criteria described above

Lack of understanding of the subject matter or assignment;
Multiple deficiencies in completeness, accuracy, or quality of analysis or writing.

 

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