I found it much easier to explain my thoughts through a speech rather than a letter since in a speech you are able to speak more openly and to a broader audience rather than a letter which the majority of the time is targeted to one person. I feel like reading AOC’s speech was extremely helpful to me towards writing my speech since before reading her speech I had couple of questions as to how I can best structure the speech and in what way would I be able to reach a more broader audience group rather than targeting it to an isolated group, therefore after reading her speech my questions were cleared and I had a clear template in mind onto how I would go about writing the speech. After writing this I feel like I gave myself a lot less credit in the past than what I deserved since most of my English teacher had always pushed the idea of writing on a higher level to be able to reach more people but after writing in such simplicity I feel like it’s about what you have to say rather than how you say it, which in return enlightened me by showing me a whole different way of writing something important.
Professor: Jessica Penner
Class Meetings & Times: in person Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:45 PM in Namm 523A
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 1:30 PM. I’ll be available through Zoom and will send an invitation via email that you should keep all semester. Try to join my meeting at the start of the hour, not at the end—since I may be talking to other students or have another appointment after the hour is up. If those times don’t work with your schedule, we can schedule a different time. This means you’ll have to schedule an appointment in advance via email. I suggest you have multiple times in mind, since your schedule may not mesh with mine!
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