All basic communication courses seek to improve students' oral communication skills while also deepening their understanding of the theoretical principles and processes underlying effective communication. Writing, whether in the form of formal assignments or informal in-class activities, can help achieve these goals. This paper offers rationales and approaches for incorporating writing throughout basic courses, and illustrates how formal and informal strategies promote an oral/written relationship in these courses. Included are numerous examples of assignments for basic public speaking courses.
Jensen, Karla Kay and McQueeney, Pat
"Writing as a Tool for Teaching Public Speaking: A Campus Application,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol6/iss1/7