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					COMM 109


Day 2 Lecture
             Agenda

   Personnel in COMM 109
   Room Layout
   Grading Criteria
   Details on Quizzes
   Details on Tests
   Details on Speeches
   Assignment for Friday
COMM 109 Personnel


 These are the people that
   you will interact with
throughout the semester in
       COMM 109.
     Comm 109 Personnel

   Director - Dr. Bill Seiler
    • Makes final decisions on course
      policies
   Associate Director - Jack
    Sargent
    • Handles administrative duties and
      assigns COMM 109 staff
    COMM 109 Personnel
         (Cont.)

   Assistant Director - Scott
    Titsworth
    • Trains IA’s on grading and record
      keeping
    • Recruits IA’s for next semester
   Supervisory Instructors (SI)
    • Responsible for all issues in
      individual sections.
    COMM 109 Personnel
         (Cont.)

   Assistant Supervisory
    Instructors (ASI’s)
    • Helps SI supervise and manage
      the classroom
    • Assists students with problems
      and concerns
    • Approves Study Guide for retake
      tests
    COMM 109 Personnel
         (Cont.)

   Instructor Assistants (IA’s)
    • Each IA is assigned 5-10 students
    • Grades quizzes, tests, and
      speeches
    • Assists in learning course content
    • Keeps track of student grades
  Room Layout


Please take note of this
layout and adhere to it
   each class period!
    Room Layout




Study Area      Testing Area




  IA Stations
          Room Layout

   IA Stations are along the side
    wall by the file cabinets
   Study area is across from IA
    stations
   Testing area is opposite from
    Study area.
   You may not sit in the testing
    area unless you are testing!
  Grading Criteria


These are the assignments
 that you will complete in
      PSI COMM 109
          Assignments

   8 Unit Quizzes
   3 Review tests
   Final Exam
   3 speeches with corresponding
    outlines and paperwork.
   Attendance
    Assignment Point
       Breakdown

Review Tests   185
Quizzes        170
Speeches       60
Final Exam     48
Attendance     45
Paperwork      15
Total          523
Point Breakdown



            Review Tests
            Quizzes
            Paperwork
            Attendance
            Speeches
            Final
Details About Quizzes


Quizzes account for 33% of
your grade. You are given
 20 points for mastering
        each quiz.
        Quiz Makeup and
             Scoring
   12 multiple          16/16 =
    choice                mastered
    questions worth      15/16 - 13/16
    1 point each          means that you
   2 short answer        may justify
    questions worth      12/16 or less
    2 points each         means that you
   Total of 16           must retake the
    points possible       quiz
       Justifying A Quiz

   You must justify if you score
    between 13 and 15 on the quiz
   The IA tells you what topics you
    missed and gives page numbers
    from the book
   You re-study those topics and
    re-do those questions with the
    IA
        Retaking a Quiz

   You must re-take a quiz if you
    score less than 13
   The IA tells you the topics and
    page numbers of questions that
    you missed
   You re-take the quiz during the
    next class period
Details on Review Tests


   There are three review
     tests. Review tests
   account for 35% of your
            grade.
     Schedule for Review
           Tests

   Review Test 1 (R1) comes after
    you master units 1-3
   R2 comes after you master
    units 4-6
   R3 comes after you master
    units 7 & 8
     Review Test Makeup
         and Scoring

   30 multiple choice questions
    worth 2 points each
   Total of 60 points on each test
   Students must provide a blank
    sheet of paper to record
    answers on
   May retake the test ONCE
Review Test 1 Deadline

   There is a
    deadline for
    taking review
    test 1. If you do
    not attempt R1
    by that deadline,
    you lose 5
    points.
      Final Exam


You will take the Final after
    all other tests are
completed. The final is 9%
      of your grade.
      Final Exam Makeup

   The final is Comprehensive
   You take the final after you are
    done with R3
   The final had 48 multiple choice
    questions worth 1 pt. Each
   You may retake the final ONCE
   You must provide paper to
    record answers on
Details on Speeches


 You give three speeches.
      Speeches and
 corresponding paperwork
  account for 14% of your
           grade
         Speech Types

   Speech 1: Informative
   Speech 2: Informative
    Extemporaneous
   Speech 3: Persuasive
  Points for Speeches

Exceptional    16-20


Acceptable     11-15


Unacceptable   0-10
      Notes on Speeches

   You must re-give the speech if
    you receive an unacceptable
    rating
   You are encouraged to re-give
    the speech if you score less
    than 20
   All speeches may be re-done
    ONCE
            Paperwork

   3 outlines
   2 topic approval forms
   You receive 5 points if you
    present all 3 speeches, have all
    3 outlines approved on time,
    and have 2 topic approvals
    approved on time
          Bonus Points

   You can receive 3 bonus points
    if:
    • You retake every review test,
      speech and the final (assuming
      that you did not get a perfect
      score the first time)
   These bonus points are the
    ONLY way to increase
    borderline grades
    Assignments for Friday

   Read course           Complete study
    syllabus & Study       guide pp 117-
    Guide pp 1-24          118
   Read Text pp 2-       Complete
    35 and 168-202         course policy
                           quiz in study
                           guide


Bring Study Guide and Text to class Friday!

				
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