Hi guys, It seems like many schools require a class in public speaking (I don't have the list in front of me, but it's relatively wide spread). My college does not even offer such a class... have most of you enrolled in a formal speaking class? My upper-level seminars in both science and the humanities rely heavily on student presentations, such that my mentor, who will be writing me a letter, can speak positively about my speaking abilities. Hopefully that will be enough... but I'm curious about what other people do. Similarly, have you taken a formal class in composition? I'm actually an English literature minor, and so write multiple essays a semester... the only composition class here is a remedial class for those who are not confident in their writing skills (ESL or otherwise). I'm assuming taking upper-level English classes will suffice for this?