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Les Belikian

Weekly Readings and Assignments

Tentative Schedule – subject to revision as necessary

Note: The abbreviation "PGPS" refers to pages in A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking,
which is the textbook for the class.


Week 01
02/05
• Course Overview
Syllabus

02/07
• Practice Speeches of Introduction


Week 02
02/12
• How to Use the Book & Digital Resources: PGPS v–vii [3 pp.]
• Becoming a Public Speaker: PGPS 2–8 [6 pp.]
Note: Here are the instructions for accessing the digital resources.

02/14
• From A–Z: Overview of a Speech: PGPS 8–13 [5 pp.]


Week 03
02/19
• Managing Speech Anxiety: PGPS 13–20 [7 pp.]
• Ethical Public Speaking: PGPS 20–27 [7 pp.]
• Handout: Oral Citations and Source Qualifiers

02/21
• Listeners & Speakers: PGPS 27–32 [5 pp.]


Week 04
02/26
• Analyzing the Audience: PGPS 34–44 [10 pp.]
• Selecting a Topic & Purpose: PGPS 44–54 [10 pp.]

• Audience Analysis & Adaptation Worksheet #1
• Audience Analysis & Adaptation Worksheet #2
Quick Poll -- for class on 02/28
• Sample Demographic Survey -- for class on 02/28

02/28
• Developing Supporting Material: PGPS 54–60 [6 pp.]
• Finding Credible Sources in Print & Online: PGPS 60–70 [10 pp.]


Week 05
03/05
• Citing Sources: PGPS 70–77 [7 pp.]
• Citation Guidelines (MLA Documentation): PGPS 256–259 [3 pp.]
MLA 7th. ed. Works Cited Example
• MLA 8th. ed. Handout #1
• MLA 8th. ed. Handout #2

03/07

• Organizing; Selecting; Patterning; Outlining: PGPS 80–108 [28 pp.]
• Handout: Generic Outline Structure
 


Week 06
03/12
• Developing the Introduction and Conclusion: PGPS 110–116 [6 pp.]

03/14
• Using Language: PGPS 117–123 [6 pp.]


Week 07
03/19
• Methods of Delivery; Your Body in Delivery: PGPS 126–137 [11 pp.]
• Overview of Informative Speech Assignment
Evaluation Worksheet for Informative Speeches

03/21
• Presentation Aids & Software: PGPS 140–154 [14 pp.]
• Informative Speaking: PGPS 156–167 [11 pp.]


Week 08
03/26
• Test #1
• Types of Informative Speeches; Group Work

03/28
Non-Instruction Day — No Classes


04/02
Spring Break — LACC Closed

04/03
Spring Break — LACC Closed


Week 09
04/09
• Informative Speeches

04/11
• Informative Speeches


Week 10
04/16

• Principles of Persuasive Speaking: PGPS 167–174 [7 pp.]
• Demographic Analysis

04/18
• Constructing the Persuasive Speech: PGPS 174–191 [17 pp.]
Selection and Evaluation in the Research Process
Persuasive Speech Assignment
• Article on management theory's misinterpretation of Maslow
• Sample outline for persuasive speech (though using obsolete 7th. ed. MLA format)


Week 11
04/23
• Developing the Persuasive Speech
• In-class Activity: Peer editing the Persuasive Speech

04/25
• Communicating in Groups: PGPS 210–213 [3 pp.]
• In-class Activity: Organizations + Missions + Roles


Week 12
04/30
• Test #2
• In-class Activity: Missions; Situational Analysis

05/02
• Practice Speeches – bring 2 copies of Persuasive outline
Evaluation Worksheet for Persuasive Speeches


Week 13
05/07
• Persuasive Speeches

05/09
• Persuasive Speeches


Week 14
05/14
• Speaking on Special Occasions
• Delivering Group Presentations: PGPS 214–217 [3 pp.]
• Preview MMS handouts
• In-class Activity: Group Work within Organizations
• Here are two of the (Monroe's Motivated Sequence) handouts from class.

05/16
• Test #3
• In-class Activity: Group Work within Organizations


Week 15
05/21
• Group Presentations

05/23
• Group Presentations


Week 16
05/28
• Final Exam — To Be Arranged

 Contact

Les Belikian
Life Science, Room 105
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2963
belikil@lacitycollege.edu

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