Speech Class

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    I'm taking a Speech course in school and I have yet to determine the objective of it. :confused:

    I better get cracking, because 20 pieces of evidence are due in seven hours and I only have thirteen right now. :eek::(
  2. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007
    It's probably to teach you how to speak; A lot of people are not very eloquent in their spoken language, and it reflects on how they write.
  3. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    It's mostly dealing with research so far... though there's apparently a massive debate in February at the end of the trimester.

    The other required course I'm not looking forward to is Health and Fitness. I hear it's a gym class with thin slices of inaccurate health information. Computer Apps was also a joke.

    The only class I've thoroughly enjoyed so far is Honors English.
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    Speech class is good for you even if you hate it. I took it first semester last year and I hated it, but since then I've been better (and get less nervous) when doing a presentation.
  5. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2005
    Manchester UK
  6. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007

    OH. So it's not a speech course as in; 'we're here to teach you eloquence'.

    It's more like a debate/presentation class? I see. In that case; it's preparing you for the workplace.
  7. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
  8. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Back in my day, speech class was where they taught you how to kill a man.
  9. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Even if you spend your whole life flipping burgers, you need to know how to communicate and to communicate effectively. Doubly so if you go into an office type atmosphere. Get used to it now, it will never go away!!
  10. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2007
    I don't want to be raped :(
    my head just exploded
  11. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Well, so far, most of the time we're either talking about what we did last night while the teacher does administrative stuff and leaves the room, or we're in front of a computer on Lexis Nexis, which is a skill, but so far not really relevant to the title of the course....

    I guess I'll have to wait and see...
  12. Shotglass macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Why do we not have speech class around here? I hate my school...
  13. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    I got thrown into speech my first semester at school with all Seniors because everything filled up. The school makes your schedule first semester freshman year, so I didn't have a choice.

    I was scared to death...

    It ended up being the best class...

    Turns out that all the seniors worked at the campus pub (do they have those anymore?) Free Beer and entry for the year... Then they graduated! :(

    I hated the idea of it at first. I found it helped me greatly in the future, especially on interviewing and ultimately presentations. They give you great tips on how to deal with an audience, how to look at someone, how to appear interesting to an audience.

    I learned more than I would have expected. Just talk about things you know an you'll be fine. Knowing your subject matter is most of the battle. You get over that uncomfortable feeling pretty quickly.

    Have fun! Everyone else in the class has the same attitude so your not alone.
  14. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Ah we ave a reet laff with our chatter oop ere dunt we?

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