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ENG-1070-VO01Y - Effective Speaking

Accelerated Class

Accelerated courses provide the same content and the same number of credits as standard courses, but are delivered in a condensed time frame. Accelerated courses take place online and can range in length up to seven weeks.

Synonym: 199919
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 11-03-2020 to 12-21-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-12-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 12-01-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Annisa Lamberton | View Faculty Credentials
This section is waitlisted. Please contact your nearest center for availability..
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Browse the Canvas Site for this class.

Course Description:

Students develop clarity and confidence in interpersonal spoken communication by preparing and delivering various types of presentations before a class group. Emphasizes organization of material, clear and lively language, adaptation to the audience, and control of nervousness. Also covers researching the speech and using visual aids.

Essential Objectives:

1. Select a topic and organize, support, and express ideas in a conversational and extemporaneous style.
2. Use the above skills for speeches in various settings, including both informal small group and formal public speaking situations, with attention to the nature and needs of differing audiences.
3. Prepare a formal presentation that demonstrates proficiency using the CCV Oral Communication Rubric.
4. Apply oral reading techniques to selected written texts.
5. Identify, analyze, and use non-verbal as well as verbal components of communications, including gesture and visual aids.
6. Identify, analyze, and use various qualities of voice.
7. Analyze and criticize speeches for substance, logic, technique, and effectiveness.
8. Explain principles of human communication and relate them to effective speaking.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:


In an effort to support students with affordable courses, I use only online materials from open source textbooks. No text purchase is necessary and all assigned reading is linked directly within the course page.


  • Discussion board questions and peer responses
  • Instructor created video and voice recordings
  • Use of online text; vocabulary and concepts used in discussion and assignments
  • Viewing posted video and article links
  • Student created video
  • Student lead discussion forums
  • Student created presentation/speech outlines and videos
  • Student research and conducting an informational interview
  • Application of course materials in completed assignments
  • Self and peer assessments

Grading Criteria:

100% - 97% A+

89% - 87% B+

79% - 77% C+

69% - 67% D+

96% - 94% A

86% - 84% B

76% - 74% C

66% - 64% D

93% - 90% A-

83% - 80% B-

73% - 70% C-

63% - 60% D-

Below 60 % - F (not passing)

The following grade scale will be used to evaluate student performance for awarding letter grades. Grades A through C constitute a Satisfactory Evaluation.


Outstanding work which demonstrates an understanding of all course objectives.

Positions well argued in classroom discussions with many supportive examples and illustrations from readings, cultural experiences and lectures.

Accurate use of the special vocabulary and key concepts appropriate to the discipline being discussed.

Written assignments which are well organized and without significant conceptual or grammatical error.


Fine work which demonstrates an understanding of all course objectives.

Positions reasonably argued in classroom discussions with some supportive examples and illustrations from readings, cultural experiences and lectures.

Accurate use of key concepts and some vocabulary appropriate to the discipline being discussed.

Written assignments which are clearly organized with few conceptual or grammatical errors.


Solid work of a satisfactory nature which demonstrates an understanding of a majority of the course objectives.

Positions which demonstrate clear evidence of comprehension but make limited use of examples and illustrations from readings, cultural experiences and lectures.

Written assignments with some organizational, factual or interpretive errors.


Sub-standard work of an unsatisfactory nature which does not demonstrate an understanding of a majority of the course objectives.

Positions which demonstrate poor comprehension, does not make use of examples and illustrations from readings, cultural experiences and lectures.

Written assignments with many organizational, factual or interpretive errors.


Unacceptable work submitted with such significant deficiencies that no credit can be awarded.


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

ENG-1070-VO01Y Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Annisa Lamberton
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Cynthia Swanson

Attendance Policy:

Class Participation Grading

Students may earn the full weekly participation points (5-15) each week for active, frequent, professional, and productive participation in the discussion board area. * Additional graded participation activities are also included in some course modules.

The minimum participation acceptable for this class is as follows:

  • 6 total insightful or meaningful postings per class week.
  • 3 days of each class week should include student postings.

****Zero participation posts in the class discussion board during three or more weeks of the term will result in a failing final grade for the course. ****

“Insightful” and “meaningful” postings are ones in which you make connections between and apply key terms or concepts from the text readings, videos, assignments, and instructor postings, or you ask questions of clarification of assignments, or you interact with classmates on class reading or discussion topics. ** Also, connect course teachings to your work/life experiences/major and information from other courses. Finally, I expect each student to ask and answer questions, seek assistance, offer assistance to others, and contribute information to the class. Thus, I look for superior effort, activity, and content in your postings. If this were your job, how would you present yourself to and interact with your superiors and coworkers? You should be as attentive, helpful, and involved as if you were on the job.

There are no extra credit assignments in this course; thus, I recommend that you do your best to earn all participation points.

*The course assignments and schedule are subject to change.

**Additional information and samples of assignments will be posted in weekly discussion forums. Students are responsible for reading and following instructions given in the discussions.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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