COMS 103/Brimo EXTRA CREDIT REPORTS Each student may do any ONE report from the following list for Extra Credit! Reports must be typewritten. Reports may be handed in any time during the term but no later than date posted on your syllabus schedule of assignments. No extra credit papers will be accepted past the deadline. Worth 50 points equal to extra 5% of total course points. 1. Attend a live speech on campus or in the community. As you listen to the speech, assess the following for your report: a) the speaker’s general purpose, specific purpose, and central idea; b) the major ideas of the speech; c) the speaker’s attempts to use factual and authoritative materials gathered with this particular audience in mind; d) the audience’s response to the speaker; and e) your overall reactions to the speech and the speaker. Include the flyer or event handout you received at the presentation showing date and place of event. 2. Using web sources or the library, look up “famous speeches”. Select one of the speeches to read and thoroughly analyze his/her style in a report: Pay careful attention to word choice (including accuracy, simplicity, appropriateness), to use of figurative language, and to the use of connective words and phrases. How does the speaker’s use of language reflect his/her personality, education, and social background? How was his/her credibility expressed? What indications are there of audience adaptation? Include a hard copy of the speech. 3. After listening to one or more of the following types of speeches, evaluate the introduction and conclusion which the speaker used in a) a sermon; b) an open hearing at a meeting of the city council; c) an open meeting of a campus or community organization; d) a formal address, “live” made by a political candidate or congressional representative; or e) a speaker at rotary club, toastmasters, business seminar or an after-dinner speaker. Include the flyer or event handout you received at the presentation showing date and place of event. 4. Wayne Minnick, The Art of Persuasion, writes: “Emotion is an aroused ‘feeling state’ that accompanies an unusual degree of motivation. Persuasive communications that evoke emotional reactions are successful in some cases and ineffectual in others. The degree of emotional response evoked seems to interact with such factors as credibility to determine persuasiveness.” Read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” Find it in the Library or on You-tube. Appraise its effectiveness in securing an emotional response from the audience. Identify the methods King used to make his language clear, vivid, and appropriate. Look particularly at his use of familiar words, concrete words, imagery, and rhythm. Use specific examples in your discussion. 5. Advertisers are extremely conscious of their audience. Choose an issue of a popular magazine. From that issue, select four advertisements (include copies of the ads with report) to analyze in a report. Identify who you think is the audience being appealed to in each advertisement and analyze the appeals (graphics and text) used to persuade those buyers. Finally, identify an alternate target audience for each ad and discuss in your report how the appeals might differ for each ad if it were designed to persuade a different audience. 6. Attend or watch (TV, Internet, etc.) a speech presentation or theatre production/play. Prepare a brief report on the speaker’s/actor’s vocal and nonverbal communication. In your report, first analyze the speaker’s/actor’s volume, pitch, rate, pauses, vocal variety, pronunciation, and articulation. Then evaluate the speaker’s/actor’s personal appearance, bodily action, gestures, and eye contact. Explain how the speaker’s/actor’s delivery added to or detracted from what the speaker/actor said. Finally, note at least two favorable techniques of delivery used by the speaker/actor that you might want to try in your next speech. Include
Essay Extra Credit
The movie I watched was Pearl Harbor the director of the movie is Michael Bay and the two leading actors are two young boys, Rafe McCawley (Jesse James) and Danny Walker (Reiley McClendon).
The films bias is the Japanese Military. This movie reflects the history of World war 2, the film makers could’ve stretched the story on how we came back and attacked the Japanese back, maybe more action and fighting. The inaccuracies of the movie are, when you see the movie you don’t get a…
What is sexism and how does it influence US society?
Sexism consists of policies, attitudes, and behaviors that are biased, most often against women, because of gender. Many people believe that due to the 2nd wave of feminism in the 1960’s-1970’s era, sexism has disappeared from society and that the U.S. no longer discriminates against women. This is incorrect, since there are still many ways in which sexist attitudes and policies affect women and men.
An obvious statistic that stands out is that…
and travel allowances (Counterproductive Behavior), some were looking for other jobs during working hours (Psychological Withdrawal), and some people ended up quitting (Physical Withdrawal) because at the end of month, they aren’t making anything extra but the basic salary, which is not much. I did not quit as first because there were not much of choices for a new undergraduate without working experience. But after working in this kind of working environment for a while, I gained enough experience…
Sydni C. Holmes
Mr. Lindberg Radio/TV Broadcasting
As a very outspoken person, I have chosen to go into the Communications field with a focus in Radio/Television Broadcasting. I believe I would be very successful in my workplace and it is something I would enjoy doing daily. Being a radio or a TV host would not only be the ideal career for a lover of music like myself, but for others that are interested in the entertainment field but have no talent.
To get the most research on this…
December 9, 2014
Chapter 1: Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not)
The real reason for any quest is self-knowledge.
The stated reason for going on a journey is never the real reason for going.
A quest consists of five things: a quester, a destination, a stated purpose, challenges that must be faced during on the path to the destination, and a reason for the quester to go to the destination.
Chapter 2: Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion
Whenever characters eat…
Is the multiverse theory real?
To understand the forces of the universe
First, we need to know what the multiverse theory is. The multiverse theory is the daggering possibility that there…
Literary Notebook: The Catcher in the Rye
AUTHOR: Jerome David Salinger was born January 1, 1919. He died on January 27th 2010 due to natural causes. Salinger grew up in Manhattan. He started writing short stories in secondary school. In 1951 Salinger wrote the book The Catcher in the Rye and it was quite a sensation. Many people love the narrator Holden Caulfield. The book The Catcher in the Rye is still a popular book today even though it was written in 1951.
Extra Credit Sentences
1. Drive reduction theory can be explained as follows; when someone has been working all day and is hungry, they are motivated to obtain food. Hence they are driven by hunger and motivated to find food to eat reducing the drive once they have eaten.
2. All living things have basic physiological needs that they work to ensure that they are met such as food and water.
3. There are types of incentives when trying to lose weight. The good can be a new wardrobe or a special treat…
Extra Credit FN08
Page 27 Exercise 1
Exercise 1: Where do you get your financial advice? Identify all the sources. In what circumstances might you seek a professional financial advisor?
There are many circumstances in which one might want to seek the advice of a financial advisor. For example planning for retirement or having inherited money and other assets. It is important to seek a financial advisor especially when your financial circumstances are complicated. I get my financial advice…
Dawyne Johnston Extra Credit Paper
Music 103 (W02)
14 April 2015
My Interpretation of Rhythm and Blues
Music is a language that is universal. A language that continues to grow and evolve as time goes on. The history of music dating way back to ancient times often embodied the spirit of the people. Good music tells a story even when there is no words as we have seen in the works…