Mastering Public Speaking equips students with a firm grounding in
the hows and whys of public speaking by providing an ideal balance
of theory and skills while placing important emphases on
critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual,
lively style and clearly organized, the Eighth Edition of Mastering
Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public
speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the Eighth
Edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the
ethical contract between speaker and listener. Teaching &
Learning Experience *Personalize Learning-MySpeechLab delivers
proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging
experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted
partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping
students and instructors achieve their goals. With tools such as
MediaShare (our video upload and commenting tool), MyOutline, and
self-assessments in MyPersonalityProfile, MySpeechLab works with
students and instructors to personalize the learning experience and
make it more effective.*Improve Skill Development and Application-
Key Points boxes, chapter outlines, marginal glossary entries, and
bulleted chapter summaries reinforce instruction and aid student
review. Theory into Practice (TIP) features in every chapter help
students understand and apply concepts and strategies of public
communication to enhance their speaking competence. *Engage
Students- Speaking with Confidence features throughout the Eighth
Edition have students explain in their own words how various
aspects of the speech process help build confidence. Furthermore,
the Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking is more streamlined
and user-friendly, has more bulleted lists and new bulleted
summaries that make it easier for you to find the chapter content
you are looking for, and is formatted in a smaller trim size that
makes it easier to carry and use in class. *ExploreExamples of a
diversity of speakers and occasions: student and professional
speakers; classroom and contest student speeches; speeches by
two-year, four-year, and graduate school students; informative,
persuasive, and special occasion speeches (Ch. 15, 17, 18 &
Appendix).*Emphasize Learning Outcomes - Learning outcomes appear
on the chapter-opening spread and correspond to the important
concepts covered in each chapter. Additionally, online tools in
MySpeechLab, such as MediaShare, provide a strong assessment tool
for measuring students' mastery of your course's learning outcomes
through their speeches. *Understand Theory and Research - The
Eighth Edition provides a current guide to student research using
databases, academic search engines, and Internet sources, with an
updated emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites and a new
discussion of the use of Wikipedia. In addition, two solid chapters
on persuasion highlight persuasive theory and application and types
of argument, and include a discussion of logical fallacies.
Students also can access Pearson's MySearchLab where students can
get extensive help on the research process as well as can access
four databases of credible and reliable source material (for
details, please see www.mysearchlab.com ).MySearchLab also contains
an AutoCite feature that assists students in the creation of a
Works Cited document (using APA, MLA, or Chicago formats), as well
as Pearson's SourceCheck, which encourages students to accurately
document and cite their sources. *Support Instructors- Strong
supplements package along with activities and assessments in
MySpeechLab. ClassPrep, located within MySpeechLab, contains
videos, lectures, classroom activities, audio clips, and more.
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