The informative speech isn’t a type of speech at all, it is a mode of speaking or a way of accomplishing the tasks set forth by the three classic genres–argue for a policy, espouse a value, or render judgment on an unknown question of fact–by going through a second object or what we often call… Read More Informative Speaking: The Public Speaking Misfit
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Having written a 400 page dissertation and being two years into revising it for a, considerably shorter, book manuscript, I can attest to the fact that the “dissertation to book” advice can only get you so far. If you’re currently reading one of these, here’s what they can do: -give you a template of a… Read More Adrift in Book or Dissertation-Writing Land? Try Making a Book Jacket!
Seventy-three percent of the students agreed or strongly agreed that peer evaluations made them pay more attention to the presentations. Source: Student Presentations: Do They Benefit Those Who Listen?
I came across an article from Geoff Edgers of The Washington Post that briefly described Chris Rock’s preparations for the much anticipated Oscars opening monologue. This post retained the title of the article: “Here’s How Chris Rock Practiced his Oscars Monologue.” As I read the article on The Washington Post site, I was able to… Read More Here’s how Chris Rock practiced his Oscars monologue – The Washington Post
The iconic Mean Girls prom speech is a rhetoric of tokenism couched as a moment of democratic redemption. Put differently, I argue that when “we are all winners,” as Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady puts it during her speech, no one is a winner, which means that the people already winning are still ahead.… Read More Redemption and Tokenism in the Mean Girls Prom Speech
I pick this monologue to make a point about the differences between a monologue that has a strong theme or central idea and a monologue that, well, does anything else. And this is one of those tricky ones that you can’t really tell but, ultimately, does not have a strong central idea. If you’re not… Read More Thoughts on the “NSA Monologue” from Good Will Hunting