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This is an intensive work and participatory class. There are five formal speeches, midterm, final, infographic and points for participation, chapter mapping and extra credit.

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There are 1000 total points in the course (the total number of points will change some during the course) and then of course there are the points you will have earned at the end of the course. Calculate 1000*.90 and you come up with the grade distribution for an A. 900 points or higher is an A.
Let's say you ended up with 811 points and you still had the final to take. You could skip the final and still get a B in the class. 1000*.80 is 800. Between 800 and less than 900 is a B for the course.
Please see chart.
Your points for each assignment will posted on Blackboard and I will always tell you the total to-date, so you will always know where you stand in the class.
By the way, most of your college professors will grade using this same scoring distribution.

 

"The class was very thorough in everything we did and I learned so much. In my field of accounting...I am glad to have this experience so I know how to prepare for meetings and speeches."
 
"I LOVED this class. It was fun, engaging, informative, and relevant."
 
"The handouts and infographics were very helpful in making sure we understood the materials, speeches and what was expected of us."
 
"Mr. Coker was great. You could tell he really knew his materials. He was willing to help anyone who needed it and made sure we understood each step of the process for writing and presenting speeches."
 
"Fun class, very informative, and very comfortable environment for stepping out of comfort zone."
 
"Great classmates, good atmosphere. I like that the teacher emails us on our personal email accounts and emails us everything, very helpful and appreciated."
 
"I really came into this class dreading it.. I still do to this day, especially before I have to go up to speak.. But I think this class has really made me grow as a speaker, i still have a lot to work on, but I think I have gotten much better from where I started."
 
"I was most nervous about this class, but this turned out to be my favorite class of the semester. Enjoyed everyone in class, and I now can speak in public and not be so nervous.."
 
"Professor Coker is energetic and fun. He maintains control of his class, manages his time well, and has a lot of great relatable stories. He also allowed us to utilize his own computer for visual aid prese tations. My favorite professor in any subject I have taken so far."
 
"I really like mr. Coker. He is a great instructor, very helpful, and cares a lot about his students. He has one mission and one mission only, and that's making sure all of his students pass and become great public speakers, or at least know how to."