Office of Assessment and Accreditation

General Education Council

Tips and Terms for Teaching Speaking

Articles and Books

We have compiled resources to help you with your oral communication assignments. The chapter titles should guide you in your choice.

Instructions for Accessing Non-Course eReserves

Non-Course eReserves are resources for various UNCG affiliated departments, seminars, and cross-curriculum programs that are not offered as courses. Access is not restricted to those enrolled in specific courses. Instead, anyone with a UNCG Novell account can access these readings through Blackboard at UNCG on the MY UNCG page.

To access these readings:
  1. Login to with your Novell account username and password.
  2. Click on the “MY UNCG” tab.
  3. Under the tab, you will see 2 boxes on the left side of the page. The uppermost box is “Tools”; the lower box is “Links”.
  4. In the “Links” box, click on the link to “Library Resources”.
  5. The “Library Content” folder will open.
  6. Links to each resource will list. Click the link for COM.
  7. The list of eReserve readings for the resource will list.
  8. Find the reading(s) you want and click to open them in PDF.
All documents on e-reserve that are marked to the right as SAC are on reserve to assist faculty in course development. Additional chapters from communication textbooks are available under student resources.

Grading Tools and Rubrics

These links provide assessment forms used by faculty at UNCG. The forms are offered as a place to start as current research points to a need to develop unique assessment tools for each individual assignment as one size does not fit all.

Public Speaking

Group Speaking

Interpersonal Communication

Persuasive Speaking

Please note: some items require a free Microsoft Office Viewer. Please select the appropriate viewer and download it from the Microsoft web site. Each Office file type link is labelled as such.