25% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsSpecific purpose in place. Opening with a relevant attention gaining device/tactic. Connect with audience by stating relevancy. Clear, purpose/ thesis statement. Preview main ideas. Format of opening correct with roman numerals and headers.25Meets ExpectationsMissing one of the opening elements. Opening element not correctly stated. Improper formatting.12.5Below ExpectationsOpening elements are not identified or missing. No formatting in place. Starting with a “title.”0
25% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsMain points are clearly identified. Sub and supporting points are in place. Complete sentences are used not key words. Signposts and transition statements bridge ideas together. Spelling and grammar at college standard.25Meets ExpectationsMain points are identified but sub and supporting points are not in place or are not fully developed. Signposts and transition statements to bridge ideas together are not clear or missing. Minor formatting, spelling or grammatical problems.12.5Below ExpectationsThe body of the speech is not organized. No sub or supporting points. No signposts or transition statements or incomplete. Not formatted correctly. Spelling and/or grammatical errors.0
25% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsIdeas are clearly summarized. Close with impact statement in place. Format correct25Meets ExpectationsMinor problems with summary statement and close with impact statement. Or minor formatting issues.12.5Below ExpectationsSummary and closing with impact are not identified or missing. No formatting of ideas. “Thank you” or a dismissive last statement (e.g., “that’s all I got.”)0
Sources (APA Format)
25% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsAppropriate number of credible sources cited in correct APA format.25Meets ExpectationsMissing a source citation. Minor errors with formatting.12.5Below ExpectationsLess than the minimum number of credible sources. No attempt to place in APA format.
Part 2- Explanatory Speech Speaking Outline (Powerpoint)
33% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsCaptures audience attention; Engages eagerness to see the presentation; Generates interest in learning more about the topic33Meets ExpectationsGets the audience’s attention; Engaging initial slide; Convey speech purpose16.5Below ExpectationsAudience is not captured; No topic or topic is vague; Uses a Title Slide0
34% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsStrong pattern development that enlightens the topic’s consideration; Solid organization; Generates strong understanding of the topic34Meets ExpectationsSolid pattern development for audience comprehension; good organization17Below ExpectationsUnorganized; Minimal understanding0
Writing Mechanics &<br>Textual considerations
33% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsText conveys the content and enhances understanding of the topic; Fonts style & size add flair to the presentation33Meets ExpectationsText is legible and adds to the cogency of the material; Text elements are easy to read (font size & style)16.5Below ExpectationsGrammatical & syntax issues; Spelling errors or wrong word; Text/Font difficult to read; Background & color distract and make text illegible0
0% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsLayout enhances understanding by projecting connectedness and relationships for the elements and topic0Meets ExpectationsHeadings, bulleted lists & graphics enhance topic support and aids listeners; Appropriate balance of text, graphics & “white space”0Below ExpectationsPoor use of placeholders; slide is too full; too many complete sentences that require reading to the audience; text dominates the slide0
Graphics, Sound,<br>& Animations
0% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsEnhances overall theme and topic understanding; Creates relevancy0Meets ExpectationsIntegrates topic and graphical enhancements for audience comprehension0Below ExpectationsUnrelated to the topic & distracts from content; inappropriate0
0% of total gradeExceeds ExpectationsAll sources are properly cited so audience can determine credibility; Command of the information creates air of professionalism0Meets ExpectationsAll sources are properly cited and aid credibility0Below ExpectationsNo source attribution or incorrectly cited0
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