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  1. Rhetoric - Classical Rhetoric (Rhetoric.org)
      Provides links to classical rhetoric sources, such as Cicero. 3-05

Papers
  1. "Standard American" Dialect - Correct American (PBS.org)
      "Linguist Edward Finegan of the University of Southern California looks at the debate over 'correct' American by describing how the two main schools of thought about language - descriptivism and prescriptivism - differ:"

      "Descriptive grammarians ask the question, 'What is English (or another language) like? What are its forms and how do they function in various situations?' By contrast, prescriptive grammarians ask, 'What should English be like? What forms should people use and what functions should they serve?' " 3-05

  2. "Standard American" Dialect and Dialects (PBS.org)
      "Social scientists estimate the number of U.S. dialects range from a basic three - New England, Southern and Western/General America - to 24 or more . Some researchers go so far as to suggest it's actually impossible to count the number of dialects in the United States because under a loose definition of the term, thousands of cities, towns and groups have their own varieties or dialects." 3-05

  3. "Standard American" Dialect for Improving Job Success (PBS.org)
      "The thinking behind My True Voice was straightforward: teach a Standard American dialect to underserved children and increase their chances for future success in the working world." 3-05

  4. How to Plan, Write, and Deliver a Speech (SpeechTips.com)
      "Your free guide to speech writing and public speaking for eulogies, graduations, best man, father of the bride and any other public speaking engagement." 3-05

  5. How to Reduce Public Speaking Fear (StressCure.com - Orman)
      "If you correctly understand the hidden causes of public speaking stress, and if you keep just a few key principles in mind, speaking in public will soon become an invigorating and satisfying experience for you." 3-05

  6. How to Write a Speech (About.com - Kelly)
      Provides a guide to writing a speech. 3-05

  7. Language Prejudice (PBS.org)
      "We often make snap decisions about character and intelligence based on our language biases. Decisions that can at times have devasting consequences." 3-05

  8. Oral Communication Assessment (NWREL)
      Provides a rubric for assessing oral communication. In PDF format. 9-01

  9. Overcoming Performance Anxiety (Write-Out-Loud.com)
      "These tips for overcoming performance anxiety or fear of public speaking remove the need to battle the fight or flight syndrome head on." 12-06

  10. Rhetoric by Cicero (Tinkler)
      Provides instructions on public speaking by the ancient Roman, Cicero. It deals with the deliberative and demonstrative genres of rhetoric. 3-05

  11. Speech Tips (Allyn and Bacon - Doyle)
      Provides suggestions to assess your situation, analyze your audience, research your topic, organize and write your speech, and deliver your presentation. 3-05

  12. What Does Your Use of Language Reveal? (PBS.org)
      "We use language to express our identity. Our way of speaking varies and changes to reflect who we are and who we want to be. Carmen Fought asks the provocative questions: What does your speech say about you?" 3-05

Projects
  1. Class Debate Rubrics Creator (Rubistar)
      Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate preparation and presentation. Requires signing up. 3-05

  2. Interview Rubrics Creator (Rubistar)
      Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate preparation and presentation. Requires signing up. 3-05

  3. Oral Presentation Rubrics Creator (Rubistar)
      Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate presentations. Requires signing up. 3-05

  4. Puppet Show Rubric (Rubistar)
      Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate preparation and presentation. Requires signing up. 3-05

  5. Toastmasters Leadership Development Program (Toastmasters)
      Provides leadership training and communication skills development. Must be at least 18 years old to join.

  6. Video Talk Show Rubrics Creator (Rubistar)
      Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate preparation and presentation. Requires signing up. 3-05

   
   


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