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Overview

The 2019 Revel™ re-release of the 4th Edition offers new and updated content and features.

For courses in Public Speaking

Help students understand how public speaking is a cornerstone of democratic engagement
Revel Public Speaking and Civic Engagement
opens students’ eyes to the critical role debate plays in democracy through the context of real-world events. With an emphasis on the importance of communication, it teaches students to effectively share insights and ideas, listen to those of others, and debate opinions critically as part of their responsibility as democratic citizens. Throughout the text, the authors demonstrate the importance of public speaking with concrete examples in a concise and accessible format that students can understand and enjoy. The 2019 Revel re-release of the 4th Edition offers updated videos, assessments, and interactive figures, integrated writing prompts, and new photos and examples that illustrate current events and contemporary public speaking situations.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

PART I: PUBLIC SPEAKING IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
1. Democratic Citizenship and the Ethics of Public Speaking
2. Listening and Speaking in a Democratic Society
3. Speaking with Confidence
4. Diverse Audiences in a Democratic Society

PART II DEVELOPING YOUR SPEECH
5. Developing Significant Topics
6. Responsible and Productive Research
7. Supporting Your Ideas
8. Organizing Your Speech
9. Outlining Your Speech

PART III: PRESENTING YOUR SPEECH
10. Using Language Effectively
11. Delivering Your Speech Effectively
12. Supporting Your Ideas Visually

PART IV: TYPES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
13. Speaking to Inform
14. Persuasive Speaking in a Democratic Society
15. Arguing Persuasively
16. Speaking on Special Occasions
17. Speaking and Deliberating in Groups

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