Guide for Oral Communication

This guide, downloadable as a PDF or Word file, was developed by members of the School of Communication, and presents some best-practices and recommendations drawn from COMM103, the course through which over 75% of students fulfill the Oral Communication component of their GE Communication and Critical Thinking requirement. The guide serves as a resource for both students and faculty across campus to help promote effective oral presentations within and beyond their courses. In addition, the appendix includes a variety of rubrics designed to facilitate successful presentations, constructive feedback, and evidence-based assessment. Faculty are welcome to select specific rubrics to share with their students, modifying them with attribution as appropriate to their specific learning goals and outcomes. Questions and suggestions for the guide may be sent to Dr. Brian Spitzberg ([email protected]).