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COMM 2500 Final Test Review

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This goes over all of the vocabulary from the textbook that is necessary for the final test
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Communications 2500 Vocabulary Review Chapter 9 Strategic organization: putting a speech together in a particular way to achieve a particular result with a particular audience Main points: the major points developed in the body of a speech. Most speeches contain from two to five main points Chronological order: a method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern. Spatial order: a method of speech organization in which the main points follow a directional pattern Causal order: a method of speech organization in which the main points show a cause-effect relationship Problem-solution order: a method of speech organization in which the first main point deals with the existence of a problem and the second main point presents a solution to the problem. Topical order: a method of speech organization in which the main points divide the topic into logical and consistent subtopics. Supporting materials: the materials used to support a speaker’s ideas. The three major kids of supporting materials are examples, statistics, and testimony Connective: a word or phrase that connects the ideas of a speech and indicates the relationship among them. Transition: a word or phrase that indicates when a speaker has finished one thought and is moving onto another Internal preview: a statement in the body of the speech that lets the audience know what the speaker is going to discuss next Internal summary: a statement in the body of the speech that summarizes the speaker’s preceding point or points Signpost: a very brief statement that indicates where a speaker is in the speech or that focuses attention on key ideas Chapter 10  Rhetorical question: a question that the audience answers mentally rather than out loud  Credibility: the audience’s perception of whether a speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic  Goodwill: the audience’s perception of whether the speaker has the best interests of the audience in mind  Preview statement: a statement in the introduction of a speech that identifies the main points to be discussed in the body  Crescendo ending: a conclusion in which the speech builds to a zenith of power and intensity  Dissolve ending: a conclusion that generates emotional appeal by fading step by step to a dramatic final statement Chapter 11 Preparation outline: a detailed outline developed during the process of speech preparation Visual framework: the pattern of symbolization and indentation in a speech outline that shows the relationships among the speaker’s ideas Bibliography: a list of all the sources used in preparing a speech Speaking outline: a brief outline used to job a speaker’s memory during the presentation of a speech Delivery cues: directions in a speaking outline to help a speaker remember how she of he wants to deliver key parts of the speech Chapter 12  Denotative meaning: the literal or dictionary meaning of a word or phrase  Connotative meaning: the meaning suggested by the associations or emotions triggered by a word or phrase  Thesaurus: a book of synonyms  Concrete words: words that refer to tangible objects  Abstract words: words that refer to ideas or concepts  Clutter: discourse that takes many more words than are necessary to express an idea  Imagery: the use of vivid language to create mental images of objects, actions, or ideas  Simile: an explicit comparison, introduced with the word “like” or “as”, between things that are essentially different yet have something in common  Cliché: a trite or overused expression  Metaphor: an implicit comparison, not introduced with the word “like” or “as” between two things that are essentially different yet have something in common  Rhythm: the pattern of sound in a speech created by the choice and arrangement of words  Parallelism: the similar arrangement of a pair or series of related words, phrases, or sentences  Repetition: reiteration of the same word or set of words at the beginning or end of successive clauses or sentences  Alliteration: repetition of the initial consonant sound of close or adjoining words  Antithesis: the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, usually in parallel structure  Inclusive language: language that does not stereotype, demean, or patronize people on the basis of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or other factors  Generic “he”: the use of “he” to refer to both women and men Chapter 13 Nonverbal communication: communication based on a person’s use of voice and body, rather than on the use of words Manuscript speech: a speech written out word for word and read to the audience Impromptu speech: a speech delivered with little or no immediate preparation Extemporaneous speech: a carefully prepared and rehearsed speech that is presented from a brief set of notes Conversational quality: presenting a speech so it sounds spontaneous no matter how many times it has been rehearsed Volume: the loudness or softness of the speaker’s voice Pitch: the highness or lowness of the speaker’s voice Inflections: changes in the pitch or tone of a speaker’s voice Monotone: a constant pitch or tone of voice Rate: the speed at which a person speaks Pause: a momentary break in the vocal delivery of a speech Vocalized pause: a pause that occurs when a speaker fills the silence between words with vocalizations such as “uh,” “er,” and “um” Vocal variety: changes in a speaker’s rate, pitch, and volume that give the voice variety and expressiveness Pronunciation: the accepted standard of sound and rhythm for words in a given language Articulation: the physical production of particular speech sounds Dialect: a variety of a language distinguished by variations of accent, grammar, or vocabulary Kinesics: the study of body motions as a systematic mode of communication Gestures: motions of a speaker’s hands or arms during a speech Eye contact: direct visual contact with the eyes of another person Online speech: a speech that has been created specifically for an audience that will view it online and in real time Graph: a visual aid used to show statistical trends and patterns Chart: a visual aid that summarizes a large block of information, usually in list form Chapter 15  Informative speech: a speech designed to convey knowledge and understanding  Object: anything that is visible, tangible, and stable in form  Process: a systematic series of actions that leads to a specific result or product  Event: anything that happens or is regarded as happening  Concept: a belief, theory, idea, notion, principle, or the like  Description: a statement that depicts a person, event, idea, or the like with clarity and vividness  Comparison: a statement of the similarities among two or more people, events, ideas, etc.  Contrast: a statement of the differences among two or more people, events, ideas, etc.  Personalize: to present one’s ideas in human terms that relate in some fashion to the experience of the audience Chapter 16  Persuasion: the process of creating, reinforcing, or changing people’s beliefs or actions  Mental dialogue with the audience: the mental give-and-take between speaker and listener during a persuasive speech  Target audience: the portion of the whole audience that the speaker most wants to persuade  Question of fact: a question about the truth or falsity of an assertion  Question of value: a question about the worth, rightness, morality, and so forth of an idea or action  Question of policy: a question about whether a specific course of action should or should not be taken  Speech to gain passive agreement: a persuasive speech in which the speaker’s goal is to convince the audience that a given policy is desirable without encouraging the audience to take action in support of the policy  Speech to gain immediate action: a persuasive speech in which the speaker’s goal is to convince the audience to take action in support of a given policy  Need: the first basic issue in analyzing a question of policy: is there a serious problem or need that requires a change from current policy?  Burden of proof: the obligation facing a persuasive speaker to prove that a change from current policy is necessary  Plan: if there is a problem with current policy, does the speaker have a plan to solve the problem?  Practicality: will the speaker’s plan solve the problem?  Problem-solution order: a method of organizing persuasive speeches in which the first main point deals with the existence of a problem and the second main point presents a solution to the problem  Problem-cause-solution order: first main point identifies a problem, second point analyzes the causes of the problem, and the third main point presents a solution to the problem  Comparative advantages order: each main point explains why a speaker’s solution to the problem is preferable to other proposed solutions  Monroe’s motivated sequence: five steps of the sequence are attention, need, satisfaction, visualization, and action Chapter 17  Ethos: credibility  Credibility: the audience’s perception of whether a speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic  Initial credibility: credibility before the speaker starts speaking  Derived credibility: credibility by everything she or he says and does during the speech  Terminal credibility: credibility of a speaker at the end of a speech  Creating common ground: speaker connects himself or herself with the values, attitudes, or experiences of the audience  Evidence: supporting materials used to prove or disprove something  Logos: logical appeal of the speaker. Major elements are evidence and reasoning  Reasoning: process of drawing a conclusion on the basis of evidence  Reasoning from specific instances: reasoning that moves from particular facts to a general conclusion  Reasoning from principle: reasoning that moves from a general principle to a specific conclusion  Causal reasoning: reasoning that seeks to establish the relationship between causes and effects  Analogical reasoning: reasoning in which a speaker compares two similar cases and infers that what is true for the first case is also true for the second  Fallacy: an error in reasoning  Hasty generalization: fallacy in which a speaker jumped to a general conclusion on the basis of insufficient evidence  False cause: fallacy in which a speaker mistakenly assumes that because one event follows another, the first event is the cause of the second  Invalid analogy: analogy in which the two cases being compared are not essentially alike  Bandwagon: fallacy which assumes that because something is popular, it is therefore good, correct, or desirable  Red herring: fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion  Ad hominem: a fallacy that attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue  Either-or: fallacy that forces listeners to choose between two alternatives when more than two alternatives exist  Slippery slope: fallacy which assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented  Appeal to tradition: a fallacy which assumes that something old is automatically better than something new  Appeal to novelty: a fallacy which assumes that something new is automatically better than something old  Pathos: emotional appeal


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