Principles of Human Communication

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COMM 265G: Principles of Human Communication
Spring 2011
Study Guide for Exam 1
The 50 multiple-choice questions for Exam 1 will cover material presented in chapters 1, 2, and 3 of your reader/workbook, as well as the Friday lectures on historical perspectives, general principles, public speaking, and verbal communication. Make sure you understand concepts from both the textbook and the lecture! We indicate when you only need one or the other, if not indicated, know the below from both the text and lecture! Lecture 1: Historical Perspectives

• Who were Kagemni and Ptah-Hotep?
• Be able to identify four principles of Egyptian rhetoric/communication as discussed by Kagemni.
• Who were Corax and Tisius?
• Be familiar with Aristotle and the five Rhetorical Cannons. • Be familiar with the Roman saying regarding speaking.
Lecture 2: Public Speaking (Part 1)
• Recognize the definition of Stage Fright
• Be familiar with the discussion on nervousness and how to reduce anxiety • Be familiar with the similarities and differences of interpersonal communication and public speaking.
• Understand the following: audience-centeredness and identification • Understand how to perform an audience analysis and what to use audience analysis for • Recognize the tips on topic selection
Chapter 2: Public Speaking
• Be familiar with the history of public speaking and the reasons why we study public speaking.
o Note that pp14-15 reinforce the first lecture.
• Understand the definition of public speaking and the different types of speeches • Understand the four approaches to audience analysis
• Be familiar with the section on listening
Lecture 3 and Chapter 2: Public Speaking (Part 2)
• What does “tell, tell, tell” from large lecture mean? • What is a thesis statement?
• What are the three potential purposes of a presentation talked about in class? • Know all the reasons “why (we) study public speaking” (employment, etc.) • Know what should be in each section of...
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