Classical and Modern Approaches

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 2: Distinguish between classical and modern audience-centered approaches to public speaking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology of speech studies through examples and definitions.
  • Analyze the applicability of the concepts to classical and modern speech.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of when and how to use transactional, hypodermic, and audience-centered approaches.
  • Explain how ethos, pathos, and logos are used in developing speeches and their importance in an effective speech.
  • Explain how situation, purpose, and audience are used in developing speeches and their importance in an effective speech.
  • Competency 5: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Write a 3 page essay explaining how classical and modern audience-centered approaches affect public speaking. Compare and contrast classical and modern approaches.

Be sure to include these terms in your essay:

  • Ethos.
  • Logos.
  • Pathos.
  • Transactional.
  • Hypodermic.
  • Audience-centered.
  • Situation.
  • Purpose.
  • Audience.