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Fall 2015

CRS 325: Presentational Speaking


Section .007: T/TH, 2:00-3:20PM | 21 Students
Section .008: W, 6:35-9:15PM | 21 Students
Role: Instructor of Record
Summary
Instructor Rating: 4.59 out of 5.0
Based on the statement, Overall, I rate this instructor as an excellent teacher.
1=low | 5=high

CRS 325.007: Presentational Speaking

CRS Instructor Dionne,Terrell Jake, 25879, CRS325, Section - M007

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
Reason for taking the course:
Communication requirement for major, personal interest
(2) I had to.
I took this course because I wanted to become a better public speaking considering it is something that I will need to do the rest of my life.
I took this course to get better at public speaking.
It was a required course for me.
It was a requirement for my Newhouse core.
Mandated
Needed to fulfill requirement
One of my requirements for my major
Required.
(3) Requirement
Requirement for Whitman
To fulfill a minor requirement.
To meet a core requirement.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
2. Your estimated grade in this course:
A
B
C
D
F
Total

N
16
2
0
0
0
18

%
88.9%
11.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3. Classes missed during the semester:


0
1-2
3-4
5-6
7 or more
Total

N
8
9
1
0
0
18

%
44.4%
50.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%

4. Estimate the approximate number of hours per week that


you spent outside of class studying and preparing for the
course:
0-2
3-4
5-6
7-8
More than 8
Total

N
10
7
0
0
0
17

%
58.8%
41.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%

5. I sought assistance when needed.

1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
0
0.0%

2
Disagree
N
%
1 5.6%

3
Neutral
N
%
5 27.8%

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4
5
Agree
Strongly Agree
N
%
N
%
6 33.3%
6
33.3%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD
18
3.94
0.94

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
6. The objectives of the course were clearly specified in
the syllabus.
7. The objectives of the course were met.
8. I gained an understanding of concepts/principles in
the field.
9. I learned to apply principles from this course to
everyday life.
10. The course content provided intellectual challenge.
11. I learned from the contributions of other students in
the course.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

50.0%

50.0%

18

4.50

0.51

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

50.0%

50.0%

18

4.50

0.51

0.0%

5.6%

5.6%

44.4%

44.4%

18

4.28

0.83

1
0

5.6%
0.0%

0
1

0.0%
5.6%

3
3

16.7%
16.7%

5
7

27.8%
38.9%

9
7

50.0%
38.9%

18
18

4.17
4.11

1.10
0.90

0.0%

5.9%

0.0%

23.5%

12

70.6%

17

4.59

0.80

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
12. The instructor's feedback on returned assignments
was helpful.
13. The instructor encouraged students' perspectives and
ideas.
14. The instructor offered challenging viewpoints and/or
perspectives.
15. The instructor answered students' questions
effectively.
16. The instructor reflected a willingness to help students
who were having difficulty.
17. The instructor appeared to have a thorough
knowledge of the subject.
18. The instructor seemed well prepared for each class.
19. The instructor's teaching methods were helpful (e.g.,
lecture, discussion, etc.).
20. Overall, I rate this instructor as an excellent teacher.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

5.6%

5.6%

0.0%

11

61.1%

27.8%

18

4.00

1.03

0.0%

5.6%

11.1%

27.8%

10

55.6%

18

4.33

0.91

0.0%

0.0%

5.6%

38.9%

10

55.6%

18

4.50

0.62

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

38.9%

11

61.1%

18

4.61

0.50

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

38.9%

11

61.1%

18

4.61

0.50

0
1

0.0%
5.6%

0
0

0.0%
0.0%

0
1

0.0%
5.6%

5
8

27.8%
44.4%

13
8

72.2%
44.4%

18
18

4.72
4.22

0.46
1.00

0
1

0.0%
5.6%

2
0

11.1%
0.0%

1
0

5.6%
0.0%

8
5

44.4%
27.8%

7
12

38.9%
66.7%

18
18

4.11
4.50

0.96
0.99

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
21. The amount of work required was appropriate for the
course level.
22. The exams covered the important aspects of the
course.
23. The readings made a valuable contribution to the
course.
24. The assignments were helpful in understanding the
course material.
25. The grading system was clearly explained.
26. Overall, I rate this as an excellent course.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

0.0%

5.6%

5.6%

10

55.6%

33.3%

18

4.17

0.79

0.0%

5.6%

22.2%

38.9%

33.3%

18

4.00

0.91

5.6%

11.1%

16.7%

33.3%

33.3%

18

3.78

1.22

0.0%

5.6%

0.0%

10

55.6%

38.9%

18

4.28

0.75

1
0

5.6%
0.0%

3
1

16.7%
5.9%

0
2

0.0%
11.8%

4
6

22.2%
35.3%

10
8

55.6%
47.1%

18
17

4.06
4.24

1.35
0.90

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
What could you have done to improve your learning experience?
As an important class for someone who is looking to be in business world, I would've liked if this class was a little more serious. With a
young TA it is hard to do that, but as someone who knows how important public speaking is, I would've wished to take more away from this
course in terms of my public speaking skills. More constructive feedback, less goofing around.
Had an open mind to the content and characters in my class
Have more structured material.
I could have done more work on preparing presentation
I could have read the textbook more.
I could have spent more time on the readings.
I could've spent longer preparing my speeches to make them more fluid.
I have practiced my public speaking outside of the class room.
I think that my learning experience was great.
N/A
Nothing, Jake was great
Nothing.
Nothing. I learned so much.
practice presentations more before coming to class
Take out the epideictic speech.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
What do you understand as the course outcomes? How successfully were they met?
A lot
Being able to speak in a public setting. This was met successfully.
I believe we were to gain experience in giving different kinds of speeches which we accomplished
I think that the course outcomes were met fairly sufficiently.
I understand a lot.
I understand all of them and they were met.
Improve public speaking. They were very successfully met.
Increase public speaking skills
Learning how to speak publicly
Question not clear.
The outcomes of this course were to learn how to write various different speeches, and to practice your speaking skills. I feel like this
course has improved my skills in both fields. I now feel more comfortable when giving presentations for my major.
The outcomes were successfully met.
The professor did a great job at bring presentation to life.
To be able to give a range of speeches well, yes.
TO improve public speaking.
yeah they were successful

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
GOOD JOB
I think that the most important part of the course is actually giving presentations and speeches. The weakest part is the quizzes and the
textbook readings.
Jake was a great teacher, he made the class highly entertaining with his sarcastic ways.
Jake's unconventional style of teaching made this course very interesting. The strengths were how he taught it, not necessarily the
material we learned
Not serious enough for how important the course could be for someones career. Got a taste of speaking in front of audience who are only
concerned with how you speak and not the content gave a different feel which i enjoyed
Strength is that your public speaking skill improves a lot. No weaknesses.
Strengths are the anxiety and anticipation of the beginning out the speeches, this led me to practice harder and harder.
Strengths- did not need textbook for course, learned valuable public speaking skills, enjoyed the structure of the course and the professor
Weaknesses- None
Strengths-helping students get more comfortable with public speaking that will carry over to other classes
strengths: a young proffesor is a a strength because he makes reference to things us young folk knows, makes the class more enjoyable
-he seems passionate with his teaching and since he does this outside of class, we know it is easy for him to teach it to us
The epideictic speech is not useful. Jake is awesome.
The fact that these review questions are more about the course and not the professor, because Jake is the best.
The strengths are that I improved my public speaking and became more confident. The weaknesses are that the course could be better
structured.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M007 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 18 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 85.7%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
The strengths of this course is how open it is. No weaknesses.
This course is good at encouraging students who are not strong public speakers to step out of their comfort zone and improve this vital
communication skill. The epideictic speech was pretty useless, but otherwise the course was strong all around in my opinion.
Tough for people who are shy.
weaknesses the ta picked favorites in the class

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CRS Instructor Dionne,Terrell Jake, 25881, CRS325, Section - M008

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
Reason for taking the course:
Before taking the class I struggled with presentational speaking. I love taking leadership roles, but had a hard time addressing the people I
would collaborate with, or giving presentations because I would get nervous to speak in front of a large crowd. I believed that this class
would help me with that fear.
Fulfill a requirement
I took this course because I heard it was easy and I needed to fufill my additional skill for my Newhouse core. I didn't want to take a class
on friday so here I am.
I took this course because it was required for my major
I wanted to enhance my public speaking skills.
It is a requirement of my major.
It is my major course.
It's mandatory for my curriculum at Whitman
Required
Required course for my degree.
(2) Requirement
Requirement and interest in public speaking skills.
requirement because SU wouldn't take the speech I already had taken
Requirement course
Requirement for major/general interest in public speaking.
Requirement for pharmacy school
To continue to work on my public speaking skills.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
Reason for taking the course:
To get out of my comfort zone

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CRS 325.008: Presentational Speaking

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
2. Your estimated grade in this course:
A
B
C
D
F
Total

N
16
4
0
0
0
20

%
80.0%
20.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3. Classes missed during the semester:


0
1-2
3-4
5-6
7 or more
Total

N
12
8
0
0
0
20

%
60.0%
40.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

4. Estimate the approximate number of hours per week that


you spent outside of class studying and preparing for the
course:
0-2
3-4
5-6
7-8
More than 8
Total

N
7
11
2
0
0
20

%
35.0%
55.0%
10.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%

5. I sought assistance when needed.

1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
0
0.0%

2
Disagree
N
%
0 0.0%

3
Neutral
N
%
4 20.0%

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4
5
Agree
Strongly Agree
N
%
N
%
8 40.0%
8
40.0%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD
20
4.20
0.77

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
6. The objectives of the course were clearly specified in
the syllabus.
7. The objectives of the course were met.
8. I gained an understanding of concepts/principles in
the field.
9. I learned to apply principles from this course to
everyday life.
10. The course content provided intellectual challenge.
11. I learned from the contributions of other students in
the course.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

0
0

0.0%
0.0%

0
0

0.0%
0.0%

1
2

5.0%
10.0%

3
1

15.0%
5.0%

16
17

80.0%
85.0%

20
20

4.75
4.75

0.55
0.64

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

5.0%

17

85.0%

20

4.75

0.64

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

10.0%

16

80.0%

20

4.70

0.66

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

10.0%

16

80.0%

20

4.70

0.66

0.0%

0.0%

5.0%

20.0%

15

75.0%

20

4.70

0.57

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
12. The instructor's feedback on returned assignments
was helpful.
13. The instructor encouraged students' perspectives and
ideas.
14. The instructor offered challenging viewpoints and/or
perspectives.
15. The instructor answered students' questions
effectively.
16. The instructor reflected a willingness to help students
who were having difficulty.
17. The instructor appeared to have a thorough
knowledge of the subject.
18. The instructor seemed well prepared for each class.
19. The instructor's teaching methods were helpful (e.g.,
lecture, discussion, etc.).
20. Overall, I rate this instructor as an excellent teacher.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

15.0%

17

85.0%

20

4.85

0.37

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5.0%

19

95.0%

20

4.95

0.22

0.0%

0.0%

5.0%

5.0%

18

90.0%

20

4.85

0.49

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5.0%

19

95.0%

20

4.95

0.22

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

18

90.0%

20

4.90

0.31

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

10.0%

18

90.0%

20

4.90

0.31

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

15.0%

17

85.0%

20

4.85

0.37

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5.3%

18

94.7%

19

4.95

0.23

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5.0%

19

95.0%

20

4.95

0.22

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
1
Strongly Disagree
N
%
21. The amount of work required was appropriate for the
course level.
22. The exams covered the important aspects of the
course.
23. The readings made a valuable contribution to the
course.
24. The assignments were helpful in understanding the
course material.
25. The grading system was clearly explained.
26. Overall, I rate this as an excellent course.

2
Disagree
N
%

3
Neutral
N
%

4
Agree
N
%

5
Strongly Agree
N
%

Summary Stats
N
Mean
StD

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

20.0%

16

80.0%

20

4.80

0.41

0.0%

0.0%

25.0%

5.0%

14

70.0%

20

4.45

0.89

15.0%

10.0%

5.0%

10.0%

12

60.0%

20

3.90

1.59

0
0
0

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0
0
0

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1
0
1

5.0%
0.0%
5.0%

2
2
2

10.0%
10.0%
10.0%

17
18
17

85.0%
90.0%
85.0%

20
20
20

4.80
4.90
4.80

0.52
0.31
0.52

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What could you have done to improve your learning experience?
Be more willing to go with the flow and care less what people perceive me as.
Completely scratch the textbook. It adds nothing and even hinders the class.
Continued to prepare prior to speeches.
I could have prepared more for my speeches.
I could have prepared my speeches a little more.
I could have researched more speeches in my spare time to become more familiar on how to give the best speech possible. References
are always helpful.
I could prepare and practice more.
I think I learned a lot about presentational speaking and I feel as though I got as much of a learning experience as I could have gotten out
of this - in a good way.
I think we should have more impromptu speeches throughout the semester.
In order to improve my learning experience I could have not missed a class. I missed a class and it was a bit difficult to do that speech.
Each class is filled with a lot of content and a lot of information, but that is a very good thing.
N/A
None. Jake was amazing and made the class simple yet interesting and helpful in helping all of us become better presentational speakers
nothing...
Practice more for speech days.
practiced more
Practiced my speeches more before presenting them.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What could you have done to improve your learning experience?
Practiced my speeches more.
Prepared like I did.
Take a nap before a class so late in the day

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What do you understand as the course outcomes? How successfully were they met?
I expected to learn about the components of a speech and how to properly give a speech. All of my expectations were met.
I understand the course outcomes to be a stronger ability to present or give a speech and more confidence in front of a crowd. I do feel
more confident in public speaking now; I was very nervous for my first speech in this class, but now I feel much better about my ability to
speak. Additionally, I feel the class strived to give us a general layout for multiply styles of speeches we may give at some point in our life. I
do believe that if at some point in the future I will be able to prepare a good speech.
Im a better public speaker, and i think thats the most important out come of all. Thanks Jake!!
The course explains different types of speeches, I learn this here.
The course outcomes are better public speaking skills. I believe they were successfully met. I feel more confident in delivering speeches to
the public.
The course outcomes was to understand the nuts and bolts of presentational speaking and the types of speakers one must know to be
successful in life.
The course outcomes were successfully met. Everything on the syllabus was covered.
The course outcomes were to become a more comfortable public speaker by the end of the course while also learning about the different
structures of varying styles of speeches. I successfully met these outcomes by performing a multitude of speeches varying in style, time
and subject.
The course was supposed to prepare us for a variety of different types of speeches that one may have to give. I think the course did a
good job of covering speeches from informative speeches to impromptu speeches and ones in between. I believe I have a better
understanding of the differences between different types of speeches and when/how to use them.
The main course outcomes were to learn to be confident and professional while speaking to a large audience. I believe they were
successfully met.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What do you understand as the course outcomes? How successfully were they met?
The objective was to get better at giving speeches and presentations and I feel that has been accomplished.
The outcome was to be a better speaker, the outcome was met.
they were met
To ensure the students have a great understanding of what an effective presentational speech entails. They were successfully met.
to improve one's ability to speak on various stages with a variety of audiences on topics of interest or knowledge
to learn how to be a better public speaker, I met that goal
To learn how to give various forms of speech, the importance of speech, when specific types of speech as applicable/appropriate,
standard speech format and how to present appropriately in front of an audience.
To me, I took this course to become a more successful public speaker, along with a comfortable presence while speaking in front of a
small or large crowd. I would say these outcomes were absolutely met.
To understand how to approach certain speeches. The methods taught via the textbook were ineffective.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
A strength of this class was the interaction and positive energy of the class. A weakness was the time of the class.
Gained confidence in public speaking through both the comfortable environment that my TA created and through the skills that I learned.
Good course, I got a lot out of it, great teacher
Having to have a textbook was a weakness because what Jake told us from his experiences and the assignments he have were much
more helpful and he was probably constrained by having to pick a textbook to give us. Strengths were that Jake created a really open and
fun class atmosphere and made it me feel comfortable giving a speech. He really knew about the topic.
I feel like the strengths are the structures/guidelines explained for different types of speeches and the teachers that teach them. A lot of
professors can make or break your experience. Jake did a wonderful job of engaging all of us and encouraging us regardless of how we
felt about our speech performances.
I would consider the strength of this course being Jake's enthusiasm in his teaching style. Jake is a seasoned public speaker and I learned
a lot.
Jake was a wonderful TA; he made such a class with such a HORRIBLE connotation (public speaking) genuinely enjoyable. I looked
forward to going to Jake's class every week, even on speech days. Jake taught the material well and in a relevant way that we were
interested in it. However, the textbook was extremely unhelpful and seemingly unrelated to the class.
No weaknesses, this class and the way jake taught it were all very positive and are the reasons why I'm a better public speaker now then i
was before taking this class
none
Strengths = EVERYThINg weakenss = the time the class met (thursday nights = :( )
Strengths- Motivating and Open Environment Weaknesses - Very long. Constricted within the textbook.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Fall 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M008 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 20 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 95.2%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
Strengths-teaches you how to present in front of an audience Weakness-the text....why purchase it if it can be taught in a power point
presentation?!
The greatest strength is Jake. He was absolutely amazing, enlightening and brought such heart and life to a drab subject. He was always
so pleasant and helpful to all the students. Hands down one of the best instructors I have had here! He deserves a raise! You need more
instructors like him on campus!
The instructor and class atmosphere was a strength, the textbook was a huge weakness.
The strengths are definitely the speeches and just practicing over and over again public speaking. The weakness might be the textbook - it
is hard to teach a communication and public speaking course out of a textbook.
The strengths are that it forces people to stand up and face their fears instead of just learning about speeches.
The strengths of this course include assimilation into public speaking and development of better writing skills. I see no weaknesses
regarding this course.
The strengths of this course is the instructor Jake, he is so nice and understanding... so happy to have him for this class..
The strengths of this course was Jake's ability to not make you feel scared or nervous giving a presentation. He made you feel comfortable
and well prepared. This class has helped me not be as nervous when presenting.

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