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…
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…
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…
Extra Credit Essay
The film “ Lincoln ” by Steven Spielberg gives a glimpse into the the last few months of
sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency. The overall topic of the film was the
President's efforts in January of 1865 to get the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed
by the U.S. House of Representatives. Also Lincoln is afraid that the Emancipation Proclamation
will be discarded once the…
1. I would say that this campaign is operating in an informational reference group, to inform the African American woman about the Toyota Camry.
2. The American Core values they are trying to tap in to are the African American successful woman and the reliability of purchasing a good car such as the Toyota Camry.
3. The values and aspirations that the campaign taps into are those of the African American woman and the reason why she purchases every other midsized…
Article: Nike sets date to eliminate toxic chemicals from supply chain
This article was posted after disapprovals from environmental campaigners, as they were complaining about clothing brands such as Nike and its group. The campaigners complained about hazardous chemicals being disposed into Chinese rivers, these chemicals were used in the manufacturing process and released on the rivers afterwards. However, the clothing group, which includes…
Stages of Psychosocial Development
April 12, 2015
Extra Credit Assignment
Erik Erikson developed a theory called the “Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development.” He theorized that stages are precipitated by crises that all individuals face as they move from birth to death. According to Erikson, each stage presents the individual with a psychosocial conflict that must be resolved. Each stage has a positive and negative pole. The film…
Cost Control 201350 – 1
Sales volume is the number of units sold whereas sales revenue is the income from sales of a good service. I would apply these to my business by recording the sales volume and compare it with my numbers from last year. For sales revenue, I would also record the numbers too and if were the numbers were high, possibly give a bonus to the staff that worked that day.
Sales history is a record of sales achieved by an operator in a given sales outlet during…
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…
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…
Hayden Bloomfield March 18, 2015
Mr. Wilmote Extra Credit Essay
Auto Braking and Auto Parking Systems
Carmakers are starting to bring more and more self-parking cars to market because they sense the consumer demand for it. Parallel parking has always been the worst part of your driver’s test, and it's something we all have to do at some point. If you live in a large city, you have to parallel park…