Suggested Speaking Intensive Activities

  1. Summary and Question
    1. summarize a few of the key points from the previous class
    2. make reference to at least one student comment or question since the last presentation
    3. raise a question that you had after thinking about this material – explain why you are not sure
    4. what the answer is to the question.

    or

    1. summarize a few of the key points from a text, video, musical performance or score, article, etc.
    2. raise a question that you had after thinking about this material – explain why you are not sure what the answer is to the question.
  2. Summary and Original Objection
    1. summarize a few key points that were made in lecture or in a text, video, musical performance or score, article, etc.
    2. present an original and compelling objection to one of the claims presented in "i"
  3. Contemporary comparison
    1. fully explain at least two points from class (or a text, video, etc.) that you found most interesting
    2. share with the class something from contemporary life (e.g., something in the last 50 years from a newspaper, blog, video, song, book, etc.) that strikes you as in line with or contrary to one of those points.
    3. Explain why you take it to be in line with or contrary to the point from class.
  4. Debate between two teams of students
  5. Oral presentation of a research proposal with responses to audience questions
  6. Lead a class discussion about text, video, musical performance or score, article, etc.