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Comm Techniques Fall2009 Session03

Assignments Due Today (all should be submitted on Moodle):

  1. Read Chapters 4 and 10. Create two questions based on the readings.
  2. Think Assignment 3: Listen to a conversation that you are not a part of for a few minutes. Write down three things that you would want to say if you were participating in that conversation.
  3. Think Assignment 4: List three things that you would like to know a lot more about, three things that you would like to convince somebody else of, and three things that you really enjoy doing.


We discussed mind maps as an alternative form of note taking

See TakingNotes and UsingMindMaps

Choosing and developing a Topic for a Speech in Five Steps

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Define your purpose
  3. Define a thesis statement
  4. Analyze the situation
  5. Do your research

Web Research

So what do you need to watch out for:

  1. Purpose and Audience
  2. Authority, Objectivity, and Accuracy
  3. Completeness and Adequacy
  4. Currency
  5. Distinguish Web pages from pages found on the Web.
If you can't find an old page, check at

Synthesis Using Web Sites

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