COMM150 Exam2

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A system of improving memory by using formulas
Emphasizes when the main points provide proof supporting the thesis statement
A method of informing that explains something by recounting events
The background, knowledge, attitudes, experiences, and philosophies that are shared by audience members and the speaker
Support a claim with a single comparable example that is significantly similar to the subject of the claim
Words, phrases, or sentences that show the relationship between or bridge ideas
Getting attention, stating the thesis, establishing your credibility, setting a tone, creating a bond of goodwill
Support a claim by citing information that signals the claim: “longer lines at a soup kitchen are a sign that the economy is worsening.”
A three-dimensional representation of an idea you are communicating
Questions phrased to stimulate a mental response rather than an actual spoken response on the part of the audience
A word that has the same or similar meaning
A word that is a direct opposition
A method of informing that explains something by identifying its meaning
Words formed from the first letter of a series of words
The active process of developing a strategy for tailoring your information to the specific speech audience
The extent to which you project an agreeable or pleasing personality
Summary of main ideas, leaving vivid impressions, appeal to action
Interpretations and judgments made by authorities in a particular subject area
A broad area of knowledge
Presenting information in a frame of reference that is familiar to the audience
A single statement of the exact response the speaker wants from the audience
Adapting the information in the speech so that audience members view it as important
The process of locating information about your topic that has been discovered by other people
Graphic representation that present information in easily interpreted formats
The occasion and location for your speech
An indirect organization that first seeks audience agreement on criteria that should be considered when they evaluate a particular proposition and then shows how the proposition sa
A straight forward organization in which you present the best-supported reasons you can find
A form of speech development that allows the audience to see as well as to hear information
Magazines and journals that appear at fixed intervals
An organization that allows you to place all the emphasis on the superiority f the proposed course of action
Predispositions for or against a topic, usually expressed as an opinion
A fallacy that occurs when one attacks the person making the argument rather than the argument itself
A sentence representation of the hierarchical and sequential relationships between the ideas presented in a speech
A person who has mastered a specific subject, usually through long-term study
The audience perception that the speaker understands empathizes with and is responsive to them
Specific instances that illustrate or explain a general factual statement
The process of proving conclusions you have drawn form reasons and evidence
The informative method used to create an accurate, vivid, verbal picture of an object, geographic feature, setting or image
Charts that help audiences visualize the relationships among parts of a single unit
A fallacy that occurs when the alleged cause fails to be related to, or to produce the effect: “The black cat crossing the street brought me bad luck, so I had an accident.”
Support a claim by citing events that have occurred to bring about the claim: “The dry weather hurt the local lake economy.”
How well you convince your audience that your are qualified to speak on a topic
A speech that ahs a goal to influence the beliefs or behaviors of audience members
An uncritical, non-evaluative process of generating associated ideas
Used to preview, review, or highlight important ideas covered in a speech
Having no opinion because one is uninterested to a topic
A large pad of paper mounted on an easel. It can be an effective method for presenting visual aids
A sentence that identifies the topic of your speech and the main ideas you will present
Highlight differences
A method of informing that explains something by showing how something is done, by displaying the stages of a process, or by depicting how something works
Main point statements that summarize several related pieces of evidence and show why you should believe or do something
Organizing the main points by a chronological sequence, or by the steps in a process
Thinking that occurs when we contemplate something from a variety of different perspectives
The level of trust that an audience has or will have in the speaker
A fallacy that presents a generalization that is either not supported with evidence or is supported with only weak evidence
An organization that provides a framework for clarifying the nature of the problem and for illustrating why a given proposal is the best one.
The unethical act of representing a published author’s work as your own
Support a claim by providing one or more individual examples
Complete sentence representations of the main ideas used in your thesis statement
Using information in a way that yields different or original ideas and insights
A speech that has a goal to explain or describe facts, truths, and principles in a way that increases understanding
The process of conducting your own study to acquire information for your speech
Accounts, personal experiences, tales, or lengthier stories
Wording in more than one sentence that follows the same structural pattern, often using the same introductory words
Startling statement, rhetorical questions, personal reference, quotation, stories
Information that is new to audience members
Charts that represent information using a series of vertical or horizontal bars
Forces acting on or within an organism to initiate and direct behavior
Charts that indicate changes in one or more variables over time
“we”, “us”, “our” pronouns that refer directly to members of the audience
The process of selecting and arranging the main ideas and supporting material to be presented in the speech in a manner that makes it easy fort the audience to understand
Showing how information is useful now or in the near future
Both character and apparent motives for speaking
Organizing the main points of the speech by categories or divisions of a subject
Knowing the basics about a topic but still not having an opinion about it
Not knowing enough about a topic to have formed an opinion
Brief, often amusing stories
An organization that combines the problem solution pattern with explicit appeals designed to motivate the audience to act. The five steps of the motivated sequence are: attention,
Use symbols and connecting lines to diagram the progressions through a complicated process
A declarative sentence that clearly indicates the speaker’s position on the topic
The study of the intended audience for your speech
The intent of the speech
A reward promised if a particular action is taken or goal reached
A questionnaire designed to gather information from people
A relationship to personal space
An informative presentation that provides carefully researched, in-depth knowledge about a complex topic
Showing care about the audience by acknowledging feedback from the audience, especially subtle negative cues
The process of customizing our speech material to your audience
Describes the behavior you want your listeners to follow after they have heard your arguments
Illuminate a point by showing similarities
A method of informing that explains something by focusing on how it is similar and different from other things
A chart that compares information

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