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The Art of Public Speaking with Connect Plus Access Card [Paperback]

Stephen Lucas
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October 24, 2011 007760170X 978-0077601706 11
The Art of Public Speaking 11e continues to define the art of being the best by helping today’s students become capable, responsible speakers and thinkers. With a strong focus on the practical skills of public speaking and grounded in classical and contemporary theories of rhetoric, The Art of Public Speaking offers full coverage of all major aspects of speech preparation and presentation. Utilizing the full suite of resources, students learn to internalize the principles of public speaking, build confidence through speech practice, and prepare for success in the classroom and beyond. With the new Enhanced Speech Capture in Connect Lucas, instructors now have the ability to evaluate live speeches using a customizable rubric in the classroom. Instructors may also upload speech videos on students’ behalf to create and manage true peer review assignments. With its ground-breaking adaptive learning system, Connect Lucas™ also helps students “know what they know,” while guiding them to experience and learn important concepts that they need to know to succeed.

With McGraw-Hill Create™ Reflow, instructors can now customize their Lucas 11e textbook to the section level, selecting and arranging only the sections covered in the course. The new Reflow system will automatically repaginate and re-number chapters, sections, graphs, and illustrations, based on how the instructor chooses to arrange them. This deep level of customization guarantees that students pay only for the content covered in the course.

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About the Author


Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.

Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include "The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship" (1981), "The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism" (1988), "The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).

Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on "The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions" is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.

Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.

Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 11 edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007760170X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077601706
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars False advertising February 11, 2013
By svball
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is ok. I did not get the access card and later learned that because it was a used book I had to purchase the card seperate. It was advertised "with Connect Plus Access Card" but no card came with it. This threw me behind in my class work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I purchased the instructors edition by accident but at a lower price and it was the same exact book.

The only difference is that you can't send it in for a trade in or anything.

But you can save $ and still get a good grade in public speaking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Try and buy used. February 18, 2013
By vano
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
At over $100 it is a lot for a college student.
A lot of the information contained in the book is basic knowledge. But if you are a first time college student who has never given a speech, this book might be useful for you. If you have been in college for a few semester/quarters/terms than most of the content will be repetitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 5, 2014
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However, I did not need the access code. It was waste of my money. But overall the book is very informative with lots of good examples of what a good speech should be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Rent THIS BOOK January 21, 2014
By John
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They advertise the Connect Plus card but don't guarantee to send the card. Complete waste of time and money had to buy the access card separate another $40 should have just bought the book new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book for class January 7, 2014
By frankj
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This book was as advertised. With clear print and easy reading . Well organized and easy to follow in a class situation.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 8, 2012
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This book is great. It is very informative on the suibject of public speaking. It is slightly different from the older versions. It has a mor modern theme to the stories and speeches.
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1.0 out of 5 stars misleading July 8, 2014
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Never got the access card
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Extremely basic and often vague
There is very little crucial information contained in the text of the book that cannot be gathered from the summary pages. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Andrew Richardson
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Seller!
The seller sold me the instructor's version. If you plan on having it in class, don't buy from this seller! Read more
Published 18 days ago by Desiree J. Gideon
1.0 out of 5 stars not pleased
The book did not bring the access code and I was forced to buy one costing me an extra $60.
Published 23 days ago by janett danz
3.0 out of 5 stars A goof book to read, but not required for class.
Wish I had known I would only have to open this book once for my public speaking class. Wasted my money on this one. Will be selling it back to Amazon soon.
Published 29 days ago by Gipper
4.0 out of 5 stars new, but not
the first chapter had some highlighting on it. It wasn't a huge issue but when expecting new, it bought it wouldn't have any markings
Published 1 month ago by beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Great text book. Easy to read and follow. Well written, especially for those who need a ground up intro to public speaking. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. T. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I appreciate that this textbook arrived so quickly. I am grateful, because, we have a test in couple days. I will definitely share this book with some one.
Published 2 months ago by Anita Dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars FAST SHIPPING GREAT ITEM
Published 3 months ago by Adora Bella's
3.0 out of 5 stars buyer beware!
The book seems to be reasonably informative, but if you rent this title make sure your instructor isn't using Connect Lucas access features. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Halverson
3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful to choose reliable express company next time
Listen, I'm not bitter but the delivery guy is so irresponsible. Half an hour ago, I checked "Track package" and surprisingly found that the package has already been... Read more
Published 6 months ago by hu
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