Creating Effective Technical Descriptions
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll review an introduction and samples of description worksheets. You'll then select an object and complete your own description.
Determining the General Purpose of Your Speech Pt.1 (Screencast)
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll explore the different types of purposes for giving speeches.
Mechanism Description: Vegetable Peeler
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a vegetable peeler and submits it to the instructor.
Mechanism Description: Padlock
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a padlock.
Describing the Transactional Communication Model
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll review definitions then match the transactional communication model element with the definition or example.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches (Screencast)
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the eight most common logical fallacies commonly used in persuasive speeches.
Barriers to Effective Listening
By Therese Nemec
Learners examine the seven most common barriers to effective listening and consider suggestions for how to overcome these barriers. This interactive object contains audio.
Generating a Questionnaire
By David Wehmeyer
Students read an explanation of the use of questionnaires in research. Open-ended and closed-ended questions are defined. Students complete the activity by generating a questionnaire.
Mechanism Description: Electric Pencil Sharpener
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of an electric pencil sharpener.
Topic Selection (Screencast)
By Gretchen Grimm
In this learning activity you'll create a focused speech topic by using a focused pyramid.
Identifying Effective Nonverbal Behavior
In this learning activity you'll complete a skill-building exercise identifying effective nonverbal behavior.
Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process (Screencast)
The student will read a mini-lecture explaining the organization stage in the perception process and will complete an activity.
Writing Effective Instructions
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will distinguish effective from ineffective approaches to writing instructions.
Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process
By Marilyn Carien
In this learning activity you'll practice writing a story with specific and interesting details.
In this study guide, we will review the general rules for using prepositions.
Mechanism Description: Tape Dispenser
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a tape dispenser.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
Mini-Lecture: Technical Argument
By Terri Langan
In this learning activity you'll summarize review key concepts related to arguments and persuasion.
Transactional Communication Model (Graphic)
In this learning activity you'll view a graphical layout of the transactional communication model.
In this learning activity you'll review the basic three step writing process used by many writers.
Writing a Topic Outline (Screencast)
In this screencast you'll generate your own speech outline from the information provided.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Explore what sexual harassment is, the three conditions that constitute harassing behavior, and the four levels of sexual harassment.
Mechanism Description: Staple Remover
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a staple remover.
The You View
By Jennifer McIntosh, Barbara Laedtke
Learners will write effective business messages that incorporate a second-person point of view and focus on the benefit to the reader. This approach is often used to create positive messages, neutral messages, and inquiry messages in business settings.