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UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

FOUNDATION STUDIES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2010/11


SESSION: 201101
YEAR: 1
SEMESTER: 3
UNIT CODE: FHHM 1022
UNIT DESCRIPTION: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

TUTORIAL PRESENTATION (5-MINUTE SPEECH (INDIVIDUAL)

Instructions to students:
Prepare a 5-minute speech on a topic of your choice. Take into consideration all the important features of a
speech, based on what you have learnt so far. Be clear about your topic, purpose and content. Make sure you
title your speech and present at least 3 main ideas with 3 supporting ideas. Attempt to establish good eye
contact with your audience during your presentation, not reading from a text or manuscript. You will present
your speech during tutorials starting from Week 5. This assessment will contribute 10% to your overall
grade of this subject.

Guidelines:

Num. Item Remark

To enable students to;


1. Objectives a. apply what they have learned about public speaking into practice: Principles in
Public Speaking, the speechmaking process, building confidence, etc.
b. develop confidence by speaking in front of the tutorial group

2. Length 5 minutes (minimum 4 but not longer than 5 minutes)

3. Grading 35 marks (10% of the overall grade), see grading criteria below

4. Time & venue During tutorial sessions

5. Topic Any appropriate topic of the student’s choice (screened by the tutor)

6. Attire Formal, presentable, appropriate to the topic

7. Use of visual aids optional (students may use own presentational aids)

8. No. of presentation At least eight (8) presentations per tutorial session starting from Week 5. The
class rep. will prepare the name list of presenters and submit to the assessor.

IMPORTANT NOTE : If anyone fails to present their speech according to the schedule and date agreed by
the tutorial group without a valid reason and Leave of Absence (approved by the
University), the maximum marks that could be awarded is 10 (out of 20).

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Grading criteria

No. Item Marks Remark


1. Introduction
Title 1 1m – clearly stated
Attention statement 1 0m – not stated
Purpose/Thesis statement 1
2. Body
3 main ideas + relevant appropriate 3 1m for each main idea + elaborated with at least 1
supporting ideas/materials appropriate supporting idea/material
3. Conclusion
Summary statement/conclusion 1 1m – clearly stated
Reinforcement of thesis 1 0m – not stated
4. Delivery
Eye contact with audience 2 2m – good eye contact
Voice : Pitch 2 1m – average eye contact;
Volume 2 0m – no eye contact at all (total reading)
Rate 2
Quality 2
Articulation: Pronunciation 2
Bodily Action: Facial Expression 2
Gestures 2
Movement 2
Posture 2
5. Language 4 See band descriptors below
6. Overall
Completed within time given 1
Presentational Aids 1
Attire 1
TOTAL 35

Language (4 marks)

Mark Description of criteria

4 Few or no mistake (except some negligible slips), meaning is clearly expressed, sentence structures
and vocabulary are varied and used appropriately

3 Some minor mistakes, language is almost always accurate to convey intended meaning, some
variation in the use of sentence structures and vocabulary

2 Language is largely accurate but mistakes are evident, especially complex structures, vocabulary is
adequate but not sufficiently varied

1 Meaning is fairly clear but with high incidence of errors in most aspects, sentence structures and
vocabulary are limited and inadequate

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UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
FOUNDATION STUDIES

FHHM1022 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS


PRESENTATION (10%): 5-MINUTE SPEECH (INDIVIDUAL)
ASSESSMENT FORM

NAME : ………………………………………........................... TUTORIAL GROUP: ………………

TITLE : …………………………………………………………. DATE : ………………………………

Num. Item Marks Remark


1. Introduction :
Title (0-1m)
Attention statement (0-1m)
Purpose/Thesis statement (0-1m)
2. Body :
3 main ideas + relevant appropriate
supporting ideas (0-3m)
3. Conclusion :
Summary statement (0-1m)
Reinforcement of thesis (0-1m)
4. Delivery :
I) Eye contact with audience (0-2m)
II) Voice : Pitch (0-2m)
Volume (0-2m)
Rate (0-2m)
Quality (0-2m)
III) Articulation: Pronunciation (0-2m)
IV) Bodily Action: Facial Expression (0-2m)
Gestures (0-2m)
Movement (0-2m)
Posture (0-2m)
5. Language (1-4m)
6. Overall :
Completed within time given (0-1m)
Presentational Aids . (0-1m)
Attire (0-1m)
TOTAL 35m
= 10%

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Overall comments:

Assessor’s signature: ………………………………….