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Week
Date
Assignment Description

1

9/2

 

For Next Week: Written Reflection on Why You Joined the Pavlis Institute
In 500-750 words, write a brief autobiographical sketch for your instructor that details the following:

- why you joined the Pavlis Institute
- your career goals
- your previous experiences that have defined you as a "leader"
- how you see your area of expertise making a "difference" in the world

DUE in class on 9/9

     
2
9/9

 

No scheduled assignments.

 

   
3
9/16

 


For Next Week: Written Reflection on Questions from Lecture
For our next class, identify a communication scenario that you were a part of—it doesn't matter whether it was formal or informal, written or spoken, verbal or nonverbal, etc. Then, given the rhetorical vocabulary we looked at today, write 500-750 words in which you answer the following questions:

1. Who was the rhetor in your scenario? The audience? Can you identify a purpose?
2. Were pathos appeals employed in the scenario? What about logos appeals?
3. How did ethos effect the scenario? What were the distinctions among the character and authority of individuals in the scenario?

DUE in class on 9/23

 

     
4
9/23

 


For Next Week: Read Terry Woychowski Bio & Prepare Questions

 

     
5
9/30


For Next Week: Read Richard Vaz Article & Prepare Questions

     
6
10/7

 


Take good notes...

 

     
7
10/14

 


For Next Week: Read Thrush Article & Prepare Discussion Questions

 

   
8
10/21

 


Begin Defining Your Personal Philosophy of Leadership

For Next Week: Explore and Write 750-Word Analysis of World Changing Website by answering the following questions:

1. What audience is this website intended for? What components of the website tell you this?
2. What ethos does this website convey? How does it do this?
3. Find an example of a "world-changing" project that this website explores. What argument (logos appeal) is the blog post making?
4. Find an example of a pathos appeal--how does this example draw out a particular emotion?

 

     
9
10/28

 

For Next Week: Read Articles / Watch Presentations on Presentation Skills: PowerPoint is Evil , Death by PowerPoint , Make Your Next Presentation "Naked"

 

     
10
11/4



For Next Week: Presentation Plan & Outline

 

     
11
11/11

 

Work on Final Project

 

     
12
11/18


Work on Final Project

 

     
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11/25

 

No Class - Thanksgiving Break

 

     
13
& 14
12/2 & 12/9

 

Final Presentation Evaluation Guidelines