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Sing Wong

HIED 546
Students Choice Assignment

Dr. Johnson,

Attached, you will find a syllabus that I have created for CAS 100: Effective Speech. The
course will cover the principles of communication through formal speech, and will
include two distinct goals, 1) to help students organize their thoughts in a clear and
concise manner, and 2) to practice writing speeches and public speaking techniques.

The reason I have chosen this specific course is because if my interest in student
leadership and student activism. As an undergraduate student at Penn State, I
participated very heavily in student leadership organization. As someone who plans to
go into the student affairs realm in an institution of higher education, I see great value
in help students achieve the skills necessary for success. One of these skills is the ability
to speak publically. While I do not plan on formally teaching a speech course in a
classroom setting, I do plan on holding leadership-training workshops for students at
some point in my career. I think that by doing this syllabus, I was able to get a good
sense some of the key topics needed to promote effective communication. This exercise
allowed me to practice developing a program from start to finish and gave me the
opportunity to critically analyze important supplementary material from non-important
ones. This exercise also gave me the opportunity to review my two previous
assignments for this course according to the feedback that was returned to me. I revised
the course objectives and have included it in this project to link my assignments to one
general theme.

One additional point that I stressed throughout this exercise is to make sure that my
program is as thorough as possible in terms of relating university policies to the subject.
As a future administrator, it is important to be able to know how to find relevant
policies that may affect my work.

In terms of grading, I would like you to focus your assessment the following:
Ê Overall look & feel of the syllabus (am I missing any important areas? Is the
syllabus messy? Readable?)Ê
Ê Relevance of external and internal resources and materials (are these resources
relevant to the course? Are they excessive?)Ê
 Ê -ogical ordering of assignments and readings (do I give enough time for students
to learn the basics of the material before attempting to complete an
assignment? Do I give students enough time between assignments? Is the point
value for each assignment logical?)Ê
SW 6/8/10

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Sing Wong,
209 Waring Building
Phone: 814-303-9664
Office Hours: Thursdays 2pm-4pm


In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of effective communication through the
study of public speaking principles, techniques, and effective research. This course will
consist of 1) written assignments where you will analyze research using the concepts
taught in this course, and 2) the presentation of speeches, where you can practice the
skills you have learned.

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To help students͙

Speech Preparation

Ê develop research, analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills

through practice of speech preparation and presentation
Ê distinguish between various stylistic devices (alliteration, personification,
rhetoric, parallelism, etc.)
Ê identify and differentiate the most effective techniques in various types
of speeches (demonstrative speeches, informational speeches, and
persuasive speeches)
Ê reproduce basic organizational skills (introductions, transitions,
conclusions, etc);

Delivery Preparation & Assessment

Ê apply public speaking techniques in front of audiences through speech
delivery and provide feedback on its effectiveness through peer
Ê employ basic delivery skills (eye contact, vocal variety, projection, body
language, etc)
Ê evaluate peer speeches and identify their strengths and weaknesses
through peer assessments

- ÊÊThe Art of Public SpeakingÊÊÊ


For this course, you will be using the Penn State -ibrary͛s resources to do a majority of
the researched required for your three speeches. You can find the library webpage at or you may go directly to the quick start guide at

If you need additional help with your research, please be aware that you may approach
any of the librarians at one of Penn State͛s many libraries or visit the -ibrary -earning
Services Desk in the Gateway Commons of the Paterno/Pattee -ibrary.

You can also find additional resources, such as free tutoring or writing/studying tips at
the Penn State -earning Center. More information can be found at or by calling 814-865-1841.


The follow resources may help guide you in your speech writing endeavors throughout
this course. While I do not require you to read or use these resources and guides, I
believe that they will be extremely helpful.

Speechwriting in Perspective: A Brief Guide to Effective and Persuasive CommunicationÊ

University of North Carolina: Speeches

Perdue Online Writing -ab: APA Citation Guide


Potential Speech Topics

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The following course schedule will give you a general sense of how this course will
progress. Please make sure you refer to the Readings Schedule and complete each
reading prior to class.

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-esson 1: General Course Overview, Ê Review Syllabus, Additional Resources
8/23/10 ʹ 8/29/10 Academic Integrity
-esson 2: Introduction to Ê Read Chapter 1 & 3 (-ucas)
8/30/10 ʹ 9/5/10 Communication and Public
-esson 3: Stylistic Devices Ê
9/6/10 ʹ 9/12/10 up/writing/style
-esson 4: Verbal and Non-verbal Ê Read Chapter 12 (-ucas)
9/13/10 ʹ 9/19/10 Cues, Delivery
-esson 5: Understanding your Ê Read Chapter 5 (-ucas)
9/20/10 ʹ 9/26/10 Audience, Writing Correct
-esson 6: Basics of Research, Ethics Ê
9/27/10 ʹ 10/3/10 of Public Speaking ages/ÊResearch102.aspx
-esson 7: Organization and Ê Read chapter 8 , 9, & 10 (-ucas)
10/4/10 ʹ 10/10/10 Outlining, Beginning and Ê @ 
Ending a Speech,    
Effective Note Cards
-esson 8: Presentations Ê 
10/11/10 ʹ 10/17/10 
-esson 9: Delivery Review &
10/18/10 ʹ 10/24/10 Assessment,
Demonstrative Speeches
-esson 10: Incorporating Visual Aids: Ê Read Chapter 11 & 13 (-ucas)
10/25/10 ʹ 10/31/10 Media/Technology
-esson 11: Methods of Persuasion Ê Read Chapter 15 & 16 (-ucas)
11/1/10 ʹ 11/7/10 Ê @ @   
-esson 12: Presentations Ê @   
11/8/10 ʹ 11/14/10
-esson 13: Delivery Review &
11/15/10 ʹ 11/21/10 Assessment, Review for

Final Exam

11/22/10 ʹ 11/28/10
-esson 14: Review for Final Exam part Ê @    
11/29/10 ʹ 12/5/10 2  
-esson 15: Presentations Ê   
12/6/10 ʹ 12/10/10
Final Exam TBA



All assignments are due on the date listed. Please refer to the assignments folder in your
course management system (ANGE-) for details about the assignment, as well as the
grading rubric.

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Speech 1: Research Presentation Speech October 11, 2010 15

Speech 2: Demonstrative Speech November 8, 2010 25

Speech 3: Persuasive Speech December 6, 2010 30

Final Exam: Multiple Choice, T/F, Matching December 16, 2010 30


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Due to the nature of this course, speeches must be handed in and presented on the

dates noted in the syllabus. -ate assignments will not be accepted unless it has been
cleared prior to the due date.

Since we will be using peer assessment as a method of grading for this class, please
make sure you are able to attend class during the speech presentation days. Any
student who misses class on one of these days will lose 5 points off of their speech
grade. Any student who misses class on one of the days that they are scheduled to
present will lose full credit on the speech delivery portion of their grade.

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