Communication / Literacy
The objectives of this outcome are set forth to ensure that a student will accurately comprehend and express information and ideas; and communicate one-to-one and in group situations; and use various modes of communication which may include written and spoken words, visual images, performances, sound and symbols.
As a junior in high school, I took a Speech 101 class with a favorite teacher of mine, Mr. Jay Gross. I absolutely loved it, and it helped me learn how to overcome my anxiety of public speaking. Since taking the class, my confidence talking in front of people has grown immensely. On the left is a video of my first intro speech. On the right is my second speech, which is an informative speech.
On the left is a review that my English 111 teacher, Lucia Elden, gave me at the end of the course which I took my senior year of high school through dual enrollment at Mid Michigan Community College. On the right is the rubric that I had to follow for my final synthesis paper and English 111 portfolio.
If you would like to read my English 111 final paper "Oh Well, Goodbye Intellect", or my Philosophy 222 final paper "Vegetarianism", downloadable versions are below.
In the picture on the left, I was a freshman in high school participating in the Shepherd Maple Syrup Queens Pageant. Part of what the pageant requires is a two to three minute speech for the judge and crowd to listen to. Being my first speech in front of an audience, I talked about respecting yourself. That year, I took Runner Up.
The picture on the right is me giving my speech for the Maple Syrup Queens Pageant my junior year. My speech was based off of the quote "Being somebody else is a waste of the person you are" said by Kurt Cobain. That year, I won.
If you are interested in reading any of the poetry I wrote my junior year of high school, click here and it will take you to my poetry project.