LaunchPad Solo for O'Hair, A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking, 5e

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LaunchPad Solo contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.



Adaptive quizzing system that contains multiple-choice questions for each chapter, testing key terms and concepts. For every correct or incorrect answer a student enters, LearningCurve offers detailed feedback and references to the text to help the student learn the material more effectively.



The video library includes full length recordings of student speeches to provide approachable examples of best practices for every type of speech. Those speeches are also broken down into shorter snippets to illustrate a particular concept. Videos labeled “Needs Improvement” are less than perfect examples, so students can also see what not to do when presenting a speech.


Video Activity

Speech clips accompanied by multiple-choice quiz questions provide interactive learning based on different speech techniques.


What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.


Instructor’s Resource Manual

A chapter-by-chapter guide to teaching with A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking, including study guides, group activities, and additional assignments in and out of the classroom.


Lecture Slides

Presentation slides covering key concepts in each chapter for instructors to use during lectures.