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SE 1341 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Get Started

Resources to assist students in researching and preparing speeches.

SE 1341 Course Description

Fundamentals of Oral Communication - Introduction to basic skills of oral communication. Includes training in interpersonal communication, basic public speaking, group discussion and problem solving, parliamentary procedure, interviewing, and organizational communication. Fulfills the Core requirement for Speech and is a recommended foundation for many of the advanced communication skills courses. 

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In Class Exercise

  1. Open an email message. What is your proposed topic?
  2. Search for an article about your topic by searching in the Meta Search Box to the left, while the "Articles" tab is highlighted in gold. Limit your search to "Full Text" articles.
  3. What did you type for your search?
  4. Select an informative article that will provide additional information on your topic. Browse through the article to get an idea what the article is about. Try to find an article that contains information you didn't previously know.
  5. Copy or type the MLA citation information into the email message. You may need to edit this information. Be sure to include the database from which your article is located.
  6. In a sentence or two, what did you learn from this article that you didn't previously know? Try to write this in your own words.
  7. In a sentence or two, describe the currency, reliability, authority, accuracy, and purpose of the article and why you would or would not use this article as a source for your paper or presentation.
  8. Type SE 1341, your course section and your name in the subject line of the email message.
  9. Email this information to 

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