SPEECHES WILL BE 50 % OF THE OVERALL GRADE
Presentations – general guidelines for all COMM 135 classes:
Students will prepare and deliver a minimum of four (4) graded speeches: two (2) informative speeches and
two (2) persuasive speeches.
A typed, formal outline properly formatted and turned in to the instructor is required prior to each graded
A typed bibliography with at least five (5) sources, all of which must be cited in the speech, will be listed
on the outline. See specifics below for each speech.
No speech may be read from a manuscript.
Students may use note cards only as memory prompts.
Instructors may require submission of speech topics for prior approval. Banned topics include hate speech, religious proselytizing, or advocating violent or illegal acts.
Ethical behavior is measured as per LSUS regulations regarding plagiarism and other forms of cheating.