Advanced Communication Series
3 DVDs plus class notes packet. Need an extra student booklet?
For the College-Bound High School Student
The IEW Advanced Communication Series is a set of three classes on DVD taught by Andrew Pudewa in April 2001. Although primarily aimed at upper high school and college level students and teachers, the concepts presented are also very applicable for professionals who wish to hone their communication and information processing skills.
Likewise, these powerful writing, speaking and note-taking techniques will be helpful to experienced younger students as well, especially those involved in speech, debate or essay contests. Each 90-100 min. disc is accompanied by a comprehensive 20 page booklet containing the models, exercises and samples presented during each class.
Disc 1: Persuasive Writing & Speaking Reviewing and expanding on the persuasive essay model from the Structure & Style syllabus, this class goes into specific detail of how to plan and construct a persuasive paper. The strategic model shows how to select topics and prepare a presentation that will catch the reader’s attention and keep him reading, gradually swaying opinion in the desired direction. The second half of this tape gives insightful tips on powerful public speaking techniques, coaching exactly how to deliver a message to an audience in a dynamic and engaging way. (95 min.)
Disc 2: Advanced Note Taking: A Dynamic Key Word Approach Although the Structure & Style syllabus presents a simple and useful method of Key Word note taking that helps students transfer an idea from a source to an outline, the advanced techniques presented in this class take Key Word notes to an entirely different level. Using a flexible Stick and Branch approach, this powerful system is extremely effective as a method for processing more complicated ideas, whether taken from source text or from live lectures. In-class exercises provide practice with simple as well as more complex content. This easy-to-grasp technique may be, for many people who will learn and practice it, one of the single most useful tools they can possess for success in school and work. (96 min.)
Disc 3: Power Tips for Planning and Writing a College Level Paper Facing a variety of assignments from many different professors, the typical college student often finds that when he tries to write well, he can please only some of his instructors some of the time. With strategies to evaluate and respond to diverse requirements, this class is a secret weapon for beating the system. (116 min.)