Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


School of Communication

First Advisor

Stephen K. Hunt


This thesis explores the state of speech evaluation training in the basic communication course at Illinois State University. Specifically, a new type of pedagogy known as the "peer workshop" is integrated into the course as a potential supplement to the speech evaluation training procedures. Quantitative and qualitative methods reveal how the course has become engrained into the academic expectations of the student body and identify written peer feedback as a necessary focus of future training in the classroom. Specific theoretical and pedagogical implications, as well as limitations and future directions, are discussed in detail.


Imported from ProQuest Frey_ilstu_0092N_10434.pdf

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