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In addition to relieving this obligation from the instructor, I reviewed student work for content, format, and overall quality with notes and corrections. Following this, I then organized it for easy analysis by Professor Roberts. By doing so, I improved my ability to evaluate and critique the written work of others. Having multiple assignments to read through also helped me compare who possessed favorable writing skills and who the weaker writers were. When reviewing their work, I looked for grammatical errors, to help their writing improve, formatting issues —as it would hurt their grade if incorrect— and content issues, to make sure they were addressing the main points of the assignments in order to grasp communication studies concepts. …show more content…
Kelly, the second course assistant, and I worked on recreating the Chapter 5, Communicating Persuasive Messages, and Chapter 6, Communicating Bad News, powerpoint slides. I applied the ACE process in preparation for delivering these discussions to the class. Through this process, I improved my presentational speaking skills and ability in leading the class. The first step in the ACE process is analyzing. Hence, I analyzed the audience of the presentation, what outcome I wanted to achieve, and the best medium for the presentation. When reading through the textbook and the original powerpoint, my goal was to efficiently summarize and synthesize the contents to maintain the students’ attention. As the students listened to me present, I wanted them to retain the information to know what to expect on succeeding quizzes and the impending midterm and final exams. For both chapter lectures I facilitated, I followed this same process in the analyzing step. Next, in the composing stage, I clearly stated which chapters I was presenting on and what the components were. I utilized techniques including examples from real life and examples from the textbook and then applied it to the project they were working on in class. During my second presentation, I related more to their project in order to reach out to the students better. Continuing on to the …show more content…
I struggled to get my group members to do the project ahead of schedule because there were only two major deadlines — the Organizational Description and the finished project deadlines. I did notice there was an additional deadline added to the course project for this semester; this deadline was for the recommendation, feasibility, and benefits sections. However, I think all of the project deadlines should be moved up one to two weeks, to help the students’ overall binder get completed at an earlier date. Also, there should be more required team meetings with the TA and Ray Morrison to provide the guidance the teams desperately need to finish every part of the binder to the professor’s

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