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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does an Independent Learning speech class work? Do I actually have to stand before an audience and deliver my speeches?

A: Yes! Even though CST 100 30 and 31 is focused as an Independent Learning class, all students are required to attend four on-campus meetings in order to deliver their speeches. The preparation work is done independently but all students are required to demonstrate proficiency before a live audience.

Q: Who is my audience?

A: The audience will be those students enrolled in your section of CST
100 Public Speaking.

Q: May I submit video tapes of my speeches instead of appearing before the class?

A: No. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in adapting to a live audience - after all, this is a Public speaking class!

Q: Do I have to attend all four class meetings?

A: Students are allowed to miss two (2) of the required four class meetings. Any student who misses three (3) class meetings will be withdrawn from the course.

Q: Must I stay for the entire class meeting? May I leave after presenting my speech?

A: It is expected that all students remain for the entire class meeting. Classes are normally arranged to meet on four Thursday evenings from 6PM until 10PM. The learning process includes both the opportunity to participate in speech making as well as opportunities to observe the speeches of other students. Leaving early denies the opportunity to participate in observation and discussion as well as denies the remaining students an audience.

Q: May I present all four of my speeches in one evening?

A: No. In order to learn, adapt and apply the principles of public speaking there must be time for composition, revision, rehearsal, delivery and feedback from the instructor for each of the four speeches.

Q: May I contact my professor for help?
How?

A: Certainly!
You may contact me at 540-674-3600 ext. 4322, e-mail kkegley@nr.edu, or stop by Godbey Hall 35.

All students are welcome to ask questions to clarify assignments, to submit drafts of work, etc. and are encouraged to do so.

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For more information contact Karen Kegley: (540)674-3600 ext. 4322, kkegley@nr.edu. Office: Godbey 35 SPD Main