MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Griffin's Invitation to Public Speaking, 5th Edition

  • Cindy L. Griffin Colorado State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285850831  |  ISBN-13: 9781285850832
  • © 2015 | Published
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MindTap™ Speech for Griffin's Invitation to Public Speaking, 5th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. MindTap Speech includes "Practice and Present" -- an online video submission program that provides a digital environment for you to practice your skills and get meaningful feedback from your instructor and peers. Also included are Interactive Video Activities and Speech Builder Express 3.0™ -- a tool that coaches you through the entire speech organization and outlining process. With these resources and an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Each chapter is structured as a learning unit that guides students through the course content by providing everything a student needs to succeed, all in one place, from the reading to practice to assessment and reflection.

START - each learning unit begins with an engaging warm-up activity that guides students in discovering the learning objectives.
READ - chapter material is presented along with activities directly related to the reading.
PRACTICE - opportunities are presented to practice what is learned.
DO - activities related to vieos, quizzes, and other multimedia are presented to demonstrate student understanding of the content, including “Practice & Present,” unique to MindTap Communication.
REFLECT - guided reflection on how concepts and skills apply to real life.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285850823 | ISBN-13: 9781285850825

    List Price = $81.00

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: Invitation to Public Speaking - National Geographic Edition, Loose-leaf Version, 5th + MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305719352  | ISBN-13: 9781305719354

List Price = $100.95  | CengageBrain Price = $100.95

Bundle: Invitation to Public Speaking - National Geographic Edition, Loose-leaf Version, 5th + MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305719360  | ISBN-13:  9781305719361

List Price = $100.95

ePack: Printed Text + MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Griffin's Invitation to Public Speaking

ISBN-10:  1305621050 | ISBN-13:  9781305621053

List Price = $231.95  | CengageBrain Price = $231.95

Efficacy and Outcomes


"[MindTap] provides a comprehensive learning system that accesses a variety of content. The system provides students with the ability to understand a concept's importance, learn the concept, practice the concept, and receive feedback."

— Jack Kay, Eastern Michigan University

"[MindTap] covers the entire spectrum of the material. It allows individual student customization and/or adaptation. It is highly visual and stimulating for today’s technologically oriented students."

— Andrew Porter, Tiffin University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cindy L. Griffin

Cindy L. Griffin is a professor emerita of communication studies at Colorado State University. A proponent of civic engagement and civility in people's communication and their lives, she has taught public speaking; civility; gender and communication; communication, language, and thought; contemporary theories of rhetoric; history of rhetorical theories; feminist theories of discourse; identity, voice, and agency; and graduate seminars in women's studies. Her research interests include developing the theory of invitational rhetoric, advancing theories that help communication scholars and students understand our complex identities, and exploring the relationships between civility, power, and rhetoric. Dr. Griffin is the author of INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (Cengage, 2012) and INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK (Cengage, 2011); coauthor of INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (with Jennifer Bone, 2013), FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORIES (with Sonja K. Foss and Karen A. Foss, Waveland, 2006), and READINGS IN FEMINIST RHETORICAL THEORY (with Karen A. Foss and Sonja K. Foss, Waveland, 2004); and coeditor of STANDING IN THE INTERSECTIONS: FEMINIST VOICES, FEMINIST PRACTICES IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (with Karma R. Chávez, SUNY Press, 2012). A former editor of WOMEN'S STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (2006-2010), Dr. Griffin also has published articles and book chapters addressing identities, civilities, feminisms, and rhetorical and communication theories. She received her PhD from Indiana University.