Use the template provided, in addition to the handout about
the Canons of Rhetoric, from the Files section to write a critique of the Tedx
presentation by Regina Hartley:
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Save your file with the following naming convention: Tara
Mills SPCH275 Week 7 Speech Criticism
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST PAGE CAREFULLY. IT SHOULD BE DELETED
WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR GRADING.
This document contains the instructions for the Speech Criticism
Assignment. It is designed as an opportunity for you to observe and critique a
presentation in a formal manner using the canons of rhetoric as a framework.
listen to and view the assigned presentation for this assignment. Review your
professor’s announcements for the specific presentation(s) for this assignment.
2. Write an
introductory section that gains the audience’s attention, gives a sense of your
overall impression of the presentation, and sets up the rest of your critique.
3. Write a
section about the invention canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.
4. Write a
section about the arrangement canon of rhetoric as related to this
5. Write a
section about the style canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.
6. Write a
section about the delivery canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.
7. Write a
concluding section that summarizes the major critiques of the presentation and
Additional Expectations and Suggestions
be three or four double-spaced pages.
to identify clearly which canon through which you are evaluating. The four middle sections should be relatively
Questions for Canons of Rhetoric document in Doc Sharing to generate ideas for
content. You are not required to answer every question or prompt in that
Aim to write
this in third person, and use examples to support your ideas.
complete sentences, and use transitions to connect the sections into one
coherent critique document.
carefully to ensure that your spelling, grammar, syntax, and overall writing
style are professional or college level. This should not show sloppy writing.
of this document gives some general formatting that you may use. Delete this
first page before submitting it to the dropbox.
file with the following naming convention:
First Last SPCH275 Week 7 Speech Criticism Assignment.
SPCH275: Public Speaking
[Title of Presentation] Critique
Presentation available at [URL]