PUBLIC SPEAKING is a 2.5 credit half year course open to students in grades 10, 11 or 12. This course will focus on cultivating students’ public speaking skills. The students will learn the process of speech writing, research techniques, effective outlines, attention-getting introductions, proper sequencing of ideas and data, graph designs and other visuals, and voice and projection skills. The course will be fashioned after public speaking courses offered at the college level. The students will be graded on speeches, tests, quiz and marking period assessments.