University of Utah Health Sciences Barack Obama Public Speaker Discussion
Describe one of the best speakers and/or storytellers you have seen or heard. Using Gallo (2014) to support your augments, explain what qualities they embodied that made them so effective? How might you incorporate the ideas in your own speaking?
Follow the discussion broad guideline attached.
- Development and completeness of response: Responses should be fully developed (at least 150 words) for each idea . Did the student effectively address the prompt? Was response complete and well developed?
- Thoughtfulness of response: Did this response appear to be thoughtful? Did the student think critically about the material? Did the student connect ideas in a meaningful way?
- The quality of the written response: Did the student proof read their response? Were there grammatical and/or spelling errors? Did the student answer in complete sentences?
- The use of citations: Each week, in your response to the prompt you should include at least one source citation (i.e., one of the assigned readings). You should include in-text citations that adhere to APA guidelines—it should be clear to me which points in your response come from the readings and which points are coming from you. There is no need to include a bibliographic reference. Did the student effectively apply course concepts and/or theories? Was the student able to apply ideas presented in the readings to their own example/story/experience?
- Conclude with a thought–provoking question: Since you are required to respond to one another’s posts, it is effective to open dialogue in your original post by inviting participation. You should end your own response with an open-ended question to encourage people to engage in the discussion further. Don’t just conclude with, “What do you think?” Rather, ask thought-provoking questions. If the question can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” it is not a good question.
PEER RESPONSES. You are also required to respond to at least two other student’s posts/threads on each discussion board.
- Response posts should also be thoughtful and well written. They should demonstrate that you have either learned from another’s post, or that another’s post enabled you to see things differently, or relate to another student on a new level. Simply responding with, “I like your post” or “You make an interesting point” is not sufficient.
- Read what other students have to say and comment on their posts. If someone makes an interesting observation or point, let them know you appreciated their insights and explain how their story has resonated with you. Alternatively, perhaps you disagree with what another student says. Reply (politely) with a critique. You might say, “I understand your perspective, but I viewed this differently…..” Engage in a conversation and invite others to join the conversation.