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Help me study for my Writing class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

A Speech of Tribute

It’s been a great eight weeks—why not celebrate it? OR put it to rest? This week, you’ve got an opportunity to do either as you reflect on the progress you’ve made since the beginning of this course.

In your initial post, you will upload a video (no less than 90 seconds no more than 3 minutes), in which you deliver a speech of tribute. You may pick one of the following options:

  • Option one: You will perform a celebratory toast to yourself and/or your classmates on the hard work accomplished over the course. Remember that a toast should be sincere and express a sentiment that is widely shared by those in attendance. Please highlight specific elements of the course and, in the process, discuss your growth, addressing how this course has helped you, areas you’d like to still work on, and how you think you’ll be able to use this content in your future.
  • Option two: You will perform a eulogy for this course. It is, after all, dead after this week. A eulogy is a ceremonial speech that praises someone’s life and accomplishments; if you choose this option, you’ll eulogize our course as a whole (as it has now passed). Please highlight specific elements of the course and, in the process, discuss your growth, addressing how this course has helped you, areas you’d like to still work on, and how you think you’ll be able to use this content in your future.

No matter which option you pick, remember to incorporate all of the principles of effective public speaking, adjusting to the rhetorical situation. You must write a short post with your video link (75-150 words) where you share how you feel about public speaking now, compared to when you started this course.

In your follow up posts, you will view at least two other videos posted by your classmates and respond in a substantive way. Please be sure to review the guidelines for both uploading videos and succeeding in the course discussion forums before completing this task!

Dorothy Conner

W8: A Speech of Tribute

COLLAPSE

Congratulations everyone! I chose to do a toast because a eulogy seemed to gloomy. I feel like I have made improvements as far as my comfort level about public speaking. I realized you do not have to be perfect to speak in public and it is very important to make sure our voices are heard. I was terrified of taking this class, I absolutely dreaded the thought. Now after completing this course, I feel like some of my fears have gone away. Every speech I recorded made me a little more comfortable speaking. I enjoyed having everyone in classes and hope you continue to do well.

Travis Webb

Wk 8 discussion

COLLAPSE

Hello class, I have really enjoyed my time in the course, and I have really enjoyed all the speeches and videos I have got to watch. As we come to the last week in class I thought it was the perfect time to give us all a celebratory toast. I have put in a lot of work for this class and I’m sure we all have. My feelings toward public speaking now have changed a little bit, I was always a speak when spoken to kind of guy and never really enjoyed public speaking. The input you all would give me on my videos really helped me in this course and helped me build my confidence towards public speaking. I still have a long way to go, but this course has definitely helped me and made me a little more comfortable speaking aloud. Thanks everyone and good luck going forward. Below is my toast to us all!!

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