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Context of Activity or Assignment
This is an in-class activity I created for HCOM 110, Fundamentals of Speaking and Listening, to invite students to closely examine how speakers utilize a variety of evidence in their speeches. In this case, the speaker is giving a TedTalk on a topic many students are interested in: boy bands and "fan girls." This activity and the accompanying worksheet could be adapted for use with another TedTalk or speech video on any topic.
Purpose of Activity or Assignment
Students will recognize the importance of having a diversity of sources in oral communication.
Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips
The TedTalk I've shaped the assignment around might be considered a bit lengthy. It might be helpful to switch it out for a shorter video if class time is a concern.
Activity / Assignment Type
Undergraduate Learning Outcome
ULO 1: Intellectual Skills
DiLallo, Kristi, "Exploring Types of Evidence in Oral Communication" (2022). Activities and Assignments Collection. 12.