Ch 20: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Critical Thinking & Public Speaking

About This Chapter

Learn what you need to know about critical thinking and public speaking for the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam. The lessons in this chapter were created by experienced instructors and are available for as much study as you require.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Critical Thinking & Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to learn about the mental processes and psychological issues that can affect a speaker and the audience's reaction to what is said. These engaging lessons come with quizzes and a practice exam to give you a chance to experience the type of questions you may see on the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam. Topics covered in the chapter are:

  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Selective exposure theory
  • Ethos, logos and pathos
  • Group public speaking
  • Public speaking and diversity

The mostly video-based lessons come with a written transcript that enhances comprehension as well as an interactive video timeline to enable efficient review by topic. Our instructors are available to answer your questions through the system interface as you go along. For an information retention boost, use the lesson quizzes and practice exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Critical Thinking & Public Speaking Chapter Objectives

Each year, several participating states test the 11th-grade population on the English language arts core standards by administering the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam. This chapter is relevant to portions of the exam that deal with the communication of ideas to an audience. The computer-based test is given over three sessions: Unit 1 - Literary Analysis, 110 minutes; Unit 2 - Research Simulation, 110 minutes; and Unit 3 - Narrative Writing, 90 minutes. Questions are formatted as either multiple-choice, written-response, or technology-enhanced (interactive).

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Critical Thinking & Public Speaking
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The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

1. The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Inductive and deductive reasoning are often confused. This lesson introduces the concept of reasoning and gives you tips and tricks to keeping inductive and deductive reasoning straight.

Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking

2. Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking

Selective exposure theory has a great impact on you as a speaker and as a listener. This lesson will help you understand selective exposure theory and how to deal with it in public speaking.

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

3. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

Ethos, pathos, and logos are the foundation modes of persuasion, also known as appeals. In this lesson, you will learn about the different modes of persuasion and how to incorporate them into your speech.

Teamwork in Public Speaking

4. Teamwork in Public Speaking

In this lesson, learn how to plan and deliver speeches as a group. Discover specific techniques to help you learn how to accomplish tasks together, communicate effectively, and present cohesively as a single unit.

Diverse Perspectives in Public Speaking

5. Diverse Perspectives in Public Speaking

When crafting a speech, a writer must be aware of a myriad of things: what is the speech about, what is my stance, what is my audience, where will my speech be delivered? Something we often forget to address is the variety of perspectives. In this lesson, we focus on addressing the various perspectives and integrating them into a speech, covering three strategies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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