Introduction to the Student Study Site
This site is intended to enhance your use of The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging by Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl and Scott A. Myers. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
The following materials are available on this site:
Sample Written Speeches
A sample persuasive and informative speech from the book is posted online for use in handouts or lectures.
Sample Speech Outlines
A sample persuasive and informative speech from the book are posted online for student reference.
Speech Topic Ideas
A list of possible speech topic ideas are posted online to help students formulate their own speeches.
Flexible self-quizzes allow you to practice the concepts from each chapter.
These study tools reinforce your understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
These links to relevant websites direct both instructors and students to additional resources for further research on important chapter topics.
Self-Assessments from the book are provided in a digital format for use in class, projects, or portfolios.
Carefully selected, web-based video resources feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Podcasts and Audio Clips
Each chapter includes links to podcasts, which cover important topics and are designed to supplement key points within the text.
SAGE Reference Articles
Links to full-length articles from award-winning SAGE encyclopedias and handbooks provide extra access to valuable reference materials.
Learning From SAGE Journal Articles
A "Learning From SAGE Journal Articles" feature provides access to recent, relevant full-text articles from SAGE's leading research journals. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides discussion questions to focus and guide student interpretation. In addition, you will find guides on "How to Read a Journal Article" and "How to Critique a Journal Article" to help you tackle your assignments.
We gratefully acknowledge Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl and Scott A. Myers for writing an excellent text and for working on the materials to accompany this book. Special thanks also go to Jaimie Bochantin for creating many of the ancillary materials that appear on this site. Additional thanks to Leah Mangrum and her students at Angelo State University for producing the Communication in Action videos.