Communciation Applications, E59000
EPISD'S Course Description: In this class, students will understand and develop communication skills, which will benefit them in professional and personal relationships. These skills include sending verbal messages, choosing effective non-verbal behaviors, listening for desired communication results, the application of valid critical thinking and problem solving processes, and presentation skills. This course is designed to prepare students who are ready to go into the workplace.
NOTE: Students entering grade 9 in fall 2001 or later must take this course to meet graduation requirements. This is not the same course taught at the middle school level.
Rules: All Andress policies apply
Supplies: (None of these things will be provided by the teacher)
1. Folder to hold paper, notes, and graded assignments.
2. Notebook for journal
4. Pen or pencil
1. Journal: At the beginning of the period daily there will be a prompt on the board. As soon as the bell rings you should be quietly working on this assignment.
2. Hall passes: You will receive 5 passes each nine weeks (this includes bathroom, library, or to visit other teachers). If these are not used up, they can be turned in for extra points at the end of the nine weeks. They may NOT be shared with other students.
3. Make up work: YOU are responsible for getting your make-up work. Unexcused absences will result in a 70 as a maximum grade. Excused absences will be allowed full credit. *One week maximum will be given to complete any missed work. Assignments not turned in on time will be given a 50.
4. Class work: You are expected to complete your work in a neat and timely fashion. There is sufficient time during class to complete the work, so you are expected to finish in class (extra time is given when appropriate).
5.Grading: Each six weeks average is based on the following:
- Journal: They will be randomly checked. Each will be worth 20 points, to be added up at the end of the nine weeks period for a maximum total.
- Presentations: Major speeches are worth 2 grades, smaller speeches are 1 grade. Volunteers can earn extra credit.
*Speech distractions: 5 points will be taken from a speech grade for EACH distraction made during a classmates’ presentation. Distracting students will not be warned during speeches, points will be deducted as observed without interrupting the speaker. Distractions include but are not limited to:
· Questions or talking/interrupting/teasing the speaker
· Getting out of assigned seat
· Reading magazines/books, doing homework /applying makeup
· Working on your own speech
- Outlines, rough drafts, and final speech drafts: 1 grade each. Some speeches are required to be written as well as presented. Separate grades are given for written work and oral presentations.
- Evaluations of classmates’ speeches: Performance of classmates will be evaluated. Unexcused absences result in a zero for the evaluations. They cannot be copied from another student.
- Class Work: 1 grade per assignment.
- Current Events: Every three weeks, you will turn in 4 current events and a summary of each. Each article will be worth 25 points.