COMM 411: Unit 5 discussion


#1
  1. What steps do you hope to use to improve your own writing skills?

I hope to imporve formulating my ideas prior to beginning my writing peice. I think it is a good idea to spread your ideas out, write them down, for example in outline form then begin to write. I would also like to work on using more profound words in my writing instead of always using simple vocabulary, expanding it to be a bit more complex.

2)How do you best activate your own creativity (e.g. do you take a walk, keep a journal, etc.)?

To activate my creativity i look at other people’s works of writing. Not to copy any of thier ideas, but to help create and spark a few of my own.

3)Share an example of a public speech you may have given. How did you prepare for the speech? How did it go?

A time when i had to give a public speech was in an oral communications class i took. The way i prepared for the speech was jotted important things down on notecards becuase i knew i wanted to speak freely not just read from something word for word. It went very well. Speaking on my own and only glancing at the notecards for key parts.


#2

What steps do you hope to use to improve your own writing skills?
~Reading APA made easy, really help me understand my formulating was all wrong, I also need to word on my vocabulary placement in the writing. Understanding the order with the whole paper.
How do you best activate your own creativity (e.g. do you take a walk, keep a journal, etc.)?
~I start buy just writing, understanding what am trying to say and relate it to other work that I read ,just format and the order their flow.
Share an example of a public speech you may have given. How did you prepare for the speech? How did it go?
~I being a basketball coach give motivations speech’s all the time. I had a very big game coming up with my team. so the night before I write down some of the things that I needed to say; address the people that needed the motivation. I learned a good speech prepared right is powerful.