Here is the rubric you will receive from your TA after your speech. Please note that speeches are graded holistically, so the sections of the rubric do not added up in a strictly mathematical way.
Speech evaluation criteria
- Do you accurately capture what the article author (or previous speaker) was saying?
- Is your own claim clear?
- Is your evidence for your claim convincing?
- Have you kept to the time specified?
- Do you project enough for everyone to hear you?
- Does your inflection and emphasis help convey your meaning (as in normal conversation)?
- Are you, like, avoiding the use of slang and, basically, all those crutch phrases like "like" and "basically"?
- Do you seem to be enjoying yourself (even if you aren't)?
- pose a question about the reading (and give an example of how you might answer it)
- ask students to connect the reading to their own experience (and give an example of how it connects to your own)
- identify one or two key terms from the reading (that might show up on an exam) and ask students to define and give the significance of them
- pose a challenge or critique to the reading and ask students to defend it