日本語2A 2013 Final Project (40 points)

December 4 & 5 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Here are some conditions and guidelines regarding the content of your speech.

- You have a maximum of 3 minutes. Any portion of your speech over 3.5 minutes will not be included for evaluation.

- You may choose any topic as long as your speech contains some research findings and your opinion. The content of your speech should be targeted for college students who are intelligent individuals. It should include something you did research on.

- Remember that speech is very different from writing. If you are using one of your papers as a basis for your speech, you must change the style so that it will appeal to the audience. In other words, you should be talking to the audience.

- You may look at a notecard, but several points out of 40 will be subtracted automatically in that case.

- No audio visual equipment is allowed. You may use props, however, it is the speech itself that will be evaluated.

The following choice of topic will not be allowed:
  a)anything that contains vulgarity or profanity
  b)anything that contains sexual content and/or could be defined as "sexual harassment "
  c)anything that contains content that could offend others (religious, racial, sexuality, etc.)

Grading Criteria: (TOTAL 40 PTS)
Judges, that are your teacher(s) and your classmates, will be evaluating your speech based on the following rubric:

Evaluation Rubric for Speaking Performance

 

Exemplary
- 4 -

Accomplished
- 3 -

Developing
- 2 -

Beginning
- 1 -

Language

Accuracy & Comprehensibility

Rarely makes grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend the entire all of the presentation.

Makes some grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend nearly all of the presentation.

Makes frequent grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend the main ideas and some details.

Makes so many errors that it gives the impression that the speaker was not prepared.
Listeners are able to comprehend only certain phrases or sentences.

Variety of Expressions

Excellent use and variety of vocabulary and expressions (especially those learned this Quarter); many complex sentences

Good use and variety of vocabulary and expressions (especially those learned this Quarter); some complex sentences

Some vocabulary and expressions used (especially those learned this Quarter); mostly simple sentences

Few vocabulary and expressions used (especially those learned this Quarter); mostly simple sentences

Logic, Flow, and Connection

Speaks in paragraph form in order to give descriptions, tell about a sequence of events, or express thoughts.

Speaks in sentences in order to give descriptions, tell about a sequence of events, or express thoughts.

Sentences are loosely connected in meaning.

Phrases and sentences are unconnected.

Content

Depth

Demonstrates extensive and accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are well presented.

Demonstrates fairly extensive and accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are presented.

Demonstrates some knowledge of the topic.
Very few thoughts of his/her own are presented.

Does not demonstrate accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are not presented.

Presentation style

Memorized speech; use of note; eye contact; volume of voice

Very well presented to the audience

Well presented to the audience

Adequately presented to the audience

Poorly presented to the audience