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Essential Elements of Speech & Discourse - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter review some of the essential elements of speech and discourse that you may need to know for an exam. Each lesson is dedicated to a different subtopic, ensuring that you learn the most comprehensive information on this subject. When the chapter is complete, you will be able to
- Define and give examples of academic discourse
- Identify activities that promote and improve speech communication skills
- Share the characteristics of oral and written discourse
After you've completed the lessons, you can ensure that you have accurately understood each point by taking the practice quizzes. If you want to return to specific points, each lesson has a video tag that allows you to jump right to key concepts. Make sure to track your progress with the dashboard so you can see how far you've come as you go through each lesson.
1. Oral & Written Discourse: Definitions & Characteristics
It's important to understand the differences between oral and written forms of communication. In this lesson, we'll explore the definitions and characteristics of oral and written discourse.
2. Academic Discourse: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we cover the concept of academic discourse and how it varies from traditional communication. In addition to defining academic discourse, we provide examples of how it can be used properly as well as misused. A short quiz follows the lesson.
3. Lesson Activities to Promote Speech Communication Skills
Speech communication can be one of the most valuable skills a student can develop. In this lesson, we will explore different ways you can use classroom activities to promote speech communication skills.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech (004): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Communication Processes
- The Listening Process
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Elements of Interpersonal Communication
- Oral & Written Language Skills
- Communication in Small Groups & Teams
- Understanding & Responding to Presentations
- Interview Preparation & Strategies
- Public Speaking & Audience Analysis
- Preparing for Speeches
- Using Visual Aids in Presentations
- Elements of Speech Delivery
- Vocal Production & Performance Basics
- History, Formats & Logic of Debates
- Ethical Communication
- Media Literacy
- Types & Influence of Mass Communication & Media
- Language Arts in Speech Communication Curriculum
- The Michigan Speech Communication Educator
- MTTC Speech Flashcards