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Revised Capstone Proposal

I have revised my revised proposal for my Capstone Thesis Project. I updated my essential question to the following:

How can one become a better public speaker and writer through studies of rhetorics and researches of historical and contemporary speeches?

I reflected on the reason why I chose to pursue this study. I want to share my experience as a learner, future scholar of rhetorics, to a greater audience. In addition to the change in Essential Question, I also added a general timeline:

Timeline:

Summer Reading:

Rhetoric of Black Revolution by Arthur L. Smith

On Language by William Safire

2017 September October November
Reading: A Short Introduction on Rhetorics

Reading (Speech Collection): Speeches of Social Responsibility, Lend Me Your Ears by William Safire

Complete two analyses

Readings: Review On Language by William Safire

Reading (Speech Collection): Speeches of Social Responsibility, Lend Me Your Ears by William Safire

Complete two analyses

Reading (Speech Collection): Speeches of Social Responsibility, Lend Me Your Ears by William Safire

Complete two analyses

 

December 2018 January February
Reading: Communicative Reading

Schedule one interview with a scholar

Establish a public speaking mentorship program

Reading: American Speeches: Political Oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama by Ted Widmer

Complete a speech related to the issues of the community

Coach one chapel speaker

Complete one analysis on how the speech I wrote reflects my learning

Reading: American Speeches: Political Oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama by Ted Widmer

Deliver the speech that is composed in January or write another speech

Coach one student speaker

Complete one analysis/ reflection on how my coaching experience reflects my learning

 

March April May
Reading: The Relevant Rhetoric: Principles of Public Speaking Through Case Studies by Irving J. Rein

Coach one student speaker

Conduct one interview with a scholar

Complete one analysis/ reflection on how my coaching experience reflects my learning

Reading: Contemporary American Public Discourse by Halford Ross Ryan

Complete the speech for the final public component

Complete the design for the web platform, the final project

Complete the launch of the platform

Complete the final written components

 

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