Final Exam Review Essays

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Comm 1332 Comprehensive Exam Review
To thoroughly prepare for your exam, the following review process is recommended:
1. Review lecture notes and powerpoint files for each chapter (copies on webct).
2. Practice OUTLINING (coordinating and subordinating: framing main point/subpoint/sub-subpoint information).
3. Finally, specific knowledge of the following will prove useful:
1. The 3 purposes of public speaking To inform, to persuade, to entertain
2. The 9 elements that affect public speaking (sender, receiver, message, medium, etc.)

3. The different phases of listening (discriminative, comprehensive, empathic, critical, etc. … know what’s involved in each different phase)

Discriminative: Hearing, automatic
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Verbal and nonverbal elements of speech delivery: are disfluencies verbal or nonverbal? What are proxemics?

Verbal – pitch, rate, loudness, variety, articulation, pronunciation, enunciation, dialect

Non-verbal – facial expression, eye contact, movement/gestures, distance, personal appearance, practice

Disfluencies – (VERBAL) are any of various breaks, irregularities, or non-lexical vocables that occur within the flow of a speech

Proxemics – study of how humans use space during communication

14. The four methods of speech delivery (impromptu, memorized, manuscript, extemporaneous … which have we done in this course? which is used for accuracy?)

Impromptu – off the cuff (state points, give reason or example, restate)

Memorized – problematic

Manuscript – most useful when speaker seeks accuracy, eloquence

Extemporaneous – planned & rehearsed

15. The functions of informative speaking (pay particular attention to prepersuasive function)

Introduces/shares new ideas, skills

Shapes listeners’ perceptions – can sever prepersuasive function, preparing for later persuasive message

Sets agenda of public concern – directs attention to selected subjects, influences what we feel is important, but STOPS SHORT of

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