Prepare a persuasive speech
In this writing assignment you will review the process used to select a topic and determine the specific purpose and main points for a persuasive speech.
A one-page (250-word) paper and outline
Step 1 Select a topic.
Choose a topic that fits into one of the categories of persuasive speeches that was highlighted in the lesson.
Step 2 Review lesson information.
Review the information in Lesson 4 of the course about creating a specific purpose statement and thesis, deriving a question based on the thesis, and using the question to determine the main points to cover in the speech.
Step 3 Provide information about your topic.
In a document, determine and enter the following information about your topic:
Step 4 Select a pattern.
Based on your knowledge of patterns of organizing speech information, select a pattern of organization to use to create an outline for your speech.
Step 5 Depending on the pattern of speech you chose, open the corresponding outline template document.
To locate the template outlines available on the MySpeechLab website:
Scroll through the list of template outlines to locate the one you wish to use.
Copy the template outline and paste it into your word processing document.
Step 6 Enter the following information about your persuasive speech.
Step 7 Create an outline.
Using the template, create a full-sentence, preparation outline for your speech. Follow the guidelines presented in the lesson for using a consistent set of symbols, using full, declarative sentences, and entering transitions within square brackets.