Assignment 6.1: Prepare a Persuasive Speech Prepare a Persuasive
Assignment 6.1: Prepare a Persuasive Speech Prepare a Persuasive Speech Objective Prepare a persuasive speech Assignment Overview 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. Deliverables 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: Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience.) Topic Specific purpose Thesis Question based on thesis Three to five main points 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: Access MySpeechLab 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. State the organization pattern youve chosen Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience.) Topic Specific purpose Thesis Question based on thesis Three to five main points 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.