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Spring 2015

CRS 325: Presentational Speaking


Section .009: M/W, 8:00-9:20AM | 22 Students
Section .014: M/W 3:45-5:45PM | 21 Students
Role: Instructor of Record
Summary
Instructor Rating: 4.84 out of 5.0
Based on the statement, Overall, I rate this instructor as an excellent teacher.
1=low | 5=high

CRS 325.009: Presentational Speaking

CRS Instructor Dionne,Terrell Jake, 47439, CRS325, Section - M009

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
Reason for taking the course:

I felt like it
I wanted to become more comfortable and confident with myself presenting information to a group of people.
I wanted to learn more about being able to present and give speeches... and i had too.
I wanted to strengthen my presentational speaking skills
It is a requirement for my major
It is required for my major.
It was mandatory
It was required for my major
Personal interest and required for major
Prereq for grad school
Required
Required by major
Required by my major.
REQUIRED CLASS
Required course for Whitman
To get better at speaking in public and in front of people. Also to fill a requirement.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
2. Your estimated grade in this course:
A
B
C
D
F
Total

N
13
2
1
0
0
16

%
81.2%
12.5%
6.2%
0.0%
0.0%

3. Classes missed during the semester:


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

N
1
12
1
2
0
16

%
6.2%
75.0%
6.2%
12.5%
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
9
6
0
1
0
16

%
56.2%
37.5%
0.0%
6.2%
0.0%

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
1
Strongly Disagree
%

N
5. I sought assistance when needed.

0.0%

2
Disagree
N %
1 6.2%

3
Neutral
N %
4 25.0%

4
Agree
N %
5 31.2%

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5
Strongly Agree
%

N
6

37.5%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD
16

4.00

0.97

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.2%

3 18.8%

12

75.0%

16

4.69

0.60

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

4 25.0%

12

75.0%

16

4.75

0.45

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

5 31.2%

11

68.8%

16

4.69

0.48

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.7%

6 40.0%

53.3%

15

4.47

0.64

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

9 56.2%

43.8%

16

4.44

0.51

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.2%

5 31.2%

10

62.5%

16

4.56

0.63

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

5 31.2%

11

68.8%

16

4.69

0.48

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.2%

5 31.2%

10

62.5%

16

4.56

0.63

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

6 37.5%

10

62.5%

16

4.63

0.50

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

6 37.5%

10

62.5%

16

4.63

0.50

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.2%

3 18.8%

12

75.0%

16

4.69

0.60

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

5 31.2%

11

68.8%

16

4.69

0.48

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 6.2%

5 31.2%

10

62.5%

16

4.56

0.63

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

6 37.5%

10

62.5%

16

4.63

0.50

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 18.8%

13

81.2%

16

4.81

0.40

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

7 43.8%

56.2%

16

4.56

0.51

0.0%

0 0.0%

4 25.0%

5 31.2%

43.8%

16

4.19

0.83

0.0%

0 0.0%

5 31.2%

6 37.5%

31.2%

16

4.00

0.82

0.0%

1 6.2%

1 6.2%

7 43.8%

43.8%

16

4.25

0.86

0
0

0.0%
0.0%

0 0.0%
0 0.0%

1 6.2%
1 6.7%

4 25.0%
4 26.7%

11
10

68.8%
66.7%

16
15

4.63
4.60

0.62
0.63

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
What could you have done to improve your learning experience?

Drink more coffee before class


I could have actually read the book
I could have prepared for my speeches a bit more beforehand, or carefully look over what is required from each project.
I could have probably practiced my speech more.
I don't think anything
I felt that I achieved the greatest possible learning experience
I think he did a great job teaching us and helping us to learn and understand subjects.
Jake was an excellent instructor. He made every class interesting with different exercises related to the course work. The course does not
need improvements!
Knowing which day we were presenting so it was more realistic.
Maybe emphasize the proper way to research for a speech and then how to incorporate it into the outlines.
practiced my speeches in front of people so I was less nervous when it became time
Spend more time practicing my speeches
work harder.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
What do you understand as the course outcomes? How successfully were they met?

How to give presentational speeches.


I wasn't really sure, but I had a great time in this class.
no as nervous in front of people while speaking
The better you know the information you're talking about, the more comfortable you'll be in front of the classroom.
The course cover every objective it set out to teach.
The course outcomes were to become a better presentational speaker and I think I was somewhat successful.
The course outcomes were to become a better speaker and be able to do things outside of your comfort level. I thought it was successful
The outcome was for me to leave this class a better public speaker and I think i definitely met that goal.
They were al met very well
TO become a better presentational speaker. My outcome was successful
To become a more efficient and skilled speaker or presenter. It was successfully met.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M009 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 16 Enrollment: 22 Response Rate: 72.7%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
8am
forced people to get out of comfort zones which was nice
I think this class is a great class, I hate speaking in front of people but Jake made it way more enjoyable and it wasn't something I dreaded.
He made the class comfortable and I would recommend anyone to take this class with him regardless their major.
Strength: it's useful info. Weakness: a lot of the stuff going towards the speeches kinda sucked.
Strengths were having to meet long time limits and not being able to read off notecards. Weaknesses was not knowing which day we were
presenting.
Strengths: many speeches were given to have a lot of hands-on experience, and each speech got more personal, ultimately ending with
impromptu which was a great skill experience. Weaknesses: being so early in the day, it was hard to concentrate, or to do a good job on
some of the participation
The biggest strength would be the mood of the room. It was never too serious and everyone always treated ech other with attention and
respect.
The course taught us how to become better speakers. I learned much more than expected
The only weakness was the 8am class time. Other than that Jake was the strength of the class making each 8 am enjoyable.
The professor made it easy to learn and stand up and give our speech. He encouraged participation in class.
The strengths are the structure and I do not know any weaknesses
The strengths were causing us to think outside of the box
While the course gave us a good sense of structure in our speeches, there sometimes lacked creativity because of it.

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CRS Instructor Dionne,Terrell Jake, 51124, CRS325, Section - M014

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
Reason for taking the course:

A requirement for sport management.


An requirement class.
I am required to take this course, and also intered in taking a public speaking course.
I thought I would be good at presentational speaking.
I wanted to improve my public speaking skills.
It was either this or crs 225
It's a requirement for my major.
Needed to meet an additional skills requirement for core requirements.
required for major
(2) Requirement
Requirement for Sport Management
To fulfil my CRS electives.

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CRS 325.014: Presentational Speaking

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
2. Your estimated grade in this course:
A
B
C
D
F
Total

N
13
1
0
0
0
14

%
92.9%
7.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3. Classes missed during the semester:


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

N
4
8
2
0
0
14

%
28.6%
57.1%
14.3%
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
4
7
2
0
1
14

%
28.6%
50.0%
14.3%
0.0%
7.1%

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
1
Strongly Disagree
%

N
5. I sought assistance when needed.

0.0%

2
Disagree
N %
0 0.0%

3
Neutral
N %
2 14.3%

4
Agree
N %
8 57.1%

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5
Strongly Agree
%

N
4

28.6%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD
14

4.14

0.66

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 21.4%

11

78.6%

14

4.79

0.43

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

5 35.7%

64.3%

14

4.64

0.50

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 21.4%

11

78.6%

14

4.79

0.43

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

6 42.9%

57.1%

14

4.57

0.51

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 7.1%

4 28.6%

64.3%

14

4.57

0.65

0.0%

1 7.1%

0 0.0%

4 28.6%

64.3%

14

4.50

0.85

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 21.4%

11

78.6%

14

4.79

0.43

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

4 28.6%

10

71.4%

14

4.71

0.47

0.0%

1 7.1%

1 7.1%

4 28.6%

57.1%

14

4.36

0.93

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

4 28.6%

10

71.4%

14

4.71

0.47

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 21.4%

11

78.6%

14

4.79

0.43

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

3 21.4%

11

78.6%

14

4.79

0.43

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

4 28.6%

10

71.4%

14

4.71

0.47

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 7.1%

2 14.3%

11

78.6%

14

4.71

0.61

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

2 14.3%

12

85.7%

14

4.86

0.36

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
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
%

Summary Stats
N Mean
StD

0.0%

0 0.0%

0 0.0%

5 35.7%

64.3%

14

4.64

0.50

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 7.1%

8 57.1%

35.7%

14

4.29

0.61

0.0%

1 7.1%

5 35.7%

3 21.4%

35.7%

14

3.86

1.03

0.0%

0 0.0%

1 7.1%

5 35.7%

57.1%

14

4.50

0.65

0
0

0.0%
0.0%

0 0.0%
0 0.0%

0 0.0%
0 0.0%

5 35.7%
3 21.4%

9
11

64.3%
78.6%

14
14

4.64
4.79

0.50
0.43

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
What could you have done to improve your learning experience?
I had a great learning experience
I think I could have practiced a little more for the speeches to better my presentation.
I wish I could have been less nervous in my speeches, but I did prepare a lot for each speech and I think that with each speech I got more
confident. The professor and my classmates were also really helpful to feel more comfortable for me to speak infant of them.
I would not have done anything else. This was the class i was dreading the most this semester and it turned out to be one of my favorites
that ive taken during my time here at syracuse
I wouldn't do anything, the learning experience went over my expectations. By far the best class I have taken!
Less on format of speeches and more to effectively publicly speak in readers to performance, less content focused.
More freedom on what we were allowed to give speeches about.
Practice my presentations more and pay more attention in class.
practice my speeches infront of other people/friends
Put more effort into preparation before presentation.
Read the assigned readings and take notes more

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
What do you understand as the course outcomes? How successfully were they met?
I lost my fear of public speaking.
I think the course outcome where to help us learn how to communicate and speak publicly in a successful manner. The outcomes were
successfully met, now that I've taken this class I feel more confident and prepared to do public speaking.
i think the course outcomes are to make you a more effective presentational speaker. i think the outcomes were definitely met because i
know the structure of an effective speech and also feel comfortable giving a speech or presentation to an audience. this will definitely help
me in future courses when i need to give a presentation.
I understood how to better myself to become a better public speaker. He also did a great job providing us with assignments related to the
topics we were discussing in class.
Learning the different types of species and the rules and structures that come with them and YES they were met
the course outcomes are to be able to prepare different types of speeches , outline them and present them in a professional manner. they
were met. I feel that i can now present different types of speeches and present with confidence in front of an audience.
They were met
They were met because we absolutely gained experience speaking in front of groups.
To apply principles of the course to daily life. Successful.
To get an understanding of how to effectively deliver speeches in a variety of speeches. They were met.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
Great course, did multiple presentations and also understand how to write a speech
I think the course was all strengths. It help me to get out of my comfort zone and get over my fear of public speaking. The class was also
really fun which made me more interested in coming to class and hearing or doing a speech.
I think the professor was the strength of the class. Jake was my favorite professor I've had at syraucse university. he made students feel
comfortable with each other and kept the class that is required for most students in the class interesting and fun.
Strength: fast and effective feedback from instructor
Strengths are that this course was extremely interactive. This not only helped the class environment but it motivated people to go to class.
Jake is a very great teacher and is helpful when you need it. He is available to reach any time needed and he made the course very
enjoyable. I improved my presentational speaking skills after this class and i appreciate everything jake did for us. No weaknesses at all.
Strengths: participation, student involvement Weaknesses: lack of content on ways to speak well, too much on formatting speeches
The professor was great, very enthusiastic, and interesting. I genuinely enjoyed going to class and can't thing of weaknesses.
The stregnths of this course was Jake as the awesome instructor that he is. I was really not looking forward to take Presentational
Speaking, but Jake changed my whole experience. I would sometimes get annoyed of the group exercises that he made us do at first, but
now I see that they really worked to make us feel more comfortable speaking in front of a room. His humor was key to his way to deliver
class! I was laughing in every class. Overall, Jake don't change and most enjoyable class I think I'll ever take (outside of the PED classes)
the strengths are definitely that jake is an AWESOME instructor. he makes you feel incredibly comfortable in a classroom where everyone
kind of has to get to know each other and speak in front of audiences. he makes the class extremely extremely enjoyable. there are no
weaknesses to this class, it was my favorite class this semester

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Department: Communication & Rhetorical Studies - VPA
Term: Spring 2015
Form: Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Instructor: Dionne,Terrell Jake
Class: CRS325 Section M014 (Presentational Speaking)
Responses: 14 Enrollment: 21 Response Rate: 66.7%
What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses regarding the course?
The strengths were deffinetly the professor and how he taught this course. I enjoyed the various presentations and after taking this class I
feel alot more confident when presenting. Another strength was that the professor was always willing to meet with us and discuss our
speeches. After every speech I meet with him and he gave me extremely constructive feedback on how to improve.

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