INCOMING COMM 108 STUDENTS FROM SPRING, 2016
is important to attend class because missed days will indeed
affect your grade.
the readings - some of them are very long and detailed
it comes to Drama Duos, make sure you find a partner in
advanced because there can be issues that may arise such as
not having a partner.
chapters when you’re doing the reading to prepare for the
your selection in advance do not put it on hold until the
you find selections that really mean something to you, it
makes it 100x better to perform.
into practice for your performance is really critical because
the majority of your grade will depend on how well you did
advantage of the speech wizards, they will seriously help you
improve your performance and also your intent papers.
the time to reread your selection multiple times, confidence
in performing comes from preparation. Have fun with it.
you're going to interpret a scene where one of your characters
are angry BE ANGRY. If you're doing a selection where the
persona of the author is sad...BE SAD and same with every
other emotion. When you really throw all what you have into a
piece, it makes it enjoyable not only for the audience but for
sure to know your classmates it makes you feel comfortable
to Floss if you have any questions--he always helps
what Floss talks about into consideration, he literally tells
you how to get an A.
is a big factor in this class putting in time into a
performance only shows when you perform
afraid to put yourself out there leave the shyness and the
confident and you will be confident in your performance
up and physically practice your performances.
afraid to go all out. You're supposed to have fun with this,
so explore your piece as fully as possible and add your style
the end of the semester you're going to put yourself into your
selections, start early.
nervous, everyone always is but don't stop when you mess up
just keep going...trust me nobody will notice if you just keep
voice and your body movements along with the words.
the course timeline SERIOUSLY! Procrastinating will lead to a
rushed delivery and no time to improve.
course material builds on itself so learn each Genre as it is
laid out in the syllabus.
Wizards (tutors) in the Squad Room! They have already
experienced what you are feeling and are familiar with the
the best way to work out your performances and fine-tune the
delivery and your written analysis.
something doesn't work, be daring! Explore another approach
(or attitude) even if it feels like it is the direct opposite.
Your mind will help you out by popping up with a new/different
breathe! Fresh oxygen is great for the brain (and your
ahead of what type of selection you will be performing in this
class at the beginning of the semester.
will be beneficial as well when it comes to the readings, you
will be able to incorporate the material you read to your
future performance if it's either prose, poetry, drama or your
notes when Floss speaks about each chapter because it will
help you grasp the material.
not be afraid to ask any question, I advise you to freely ask
any questions because he will give you a solid response.
sure you attend every class session and make sure you are on
time. Every minute lost means either you missing a performance
or you will miss quiz questions which do add up.
the last thing I will advise you to do is to have fun! This
class will get you out of your comfort zone and help you with
not be afraid to perform, remember that everyone else in the
classroom is doing exactly what you are going to do