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The exam covers chapters 1-5. You are responsible for all material in the textbook. The terms below are intended to guide you to those concepts being covered in the multiple-choice, true-false and some short answer questions. You will need a small scantron for the exam.
51% responsibility rule
Cone of least distraction
Complete sentence outline
Definition of ethical communication
Definition of plagiarism
Early models of human communication
Eight elements of public speaking
Factors affecting topic selection
Illusion of Transparency
Listening for content (informational listening)
Sources of audience information
Sources of speech anxiety
Specific purpose statements
Stages of listening
Storytelling/use of narrative
Tips for reducing anxiety
Types of general purposes
Types of listening
Uncertainty reduction theory
Potential essay questions
After listing characteristics of speech settings as discussed in chapter 5, choose three of the characteristics to use in three different speech-giving scenarios. For each, explain how the characteristic can work for or against the speaker's goals.
Choose a topic of personal interest, and draft a corresponding thesis statement. Then craft a scenario in which audience interests differ from your own, and revise the thesis statement accordingly. Write a specific purpose statement for a speech that tries to blend the two interests.
Identify the stages in the listening process discussed in the textbook and in class. For each stage in the process, identify potential listening problem and steps one might take in addressing or solving that problem as a speaker and as an audience member..
Identify the three general purposes for speeches discussed in class and in the textbook. Using the topic, technology, develop a specific purpose statement for each of the general purposes.
Discuss the historical foundations of public speaking. Include the role that Aristotle and Cicero played along with the discussion of Plato which we had in the classroom.
Discuss the axioms of communication and compare them to the models of communication as illustrated in the textbook. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each.