Question Description

Your final project, the persuasive speech, is your opportunity to take a stance on a topic of interest and support your viewpoint. This final presentation represents the culmination of smaller assignments. Consider:

The topic itself. What is the issue, who are the stakeholders, and why is this important to you? And… why should it be important to us?

Your topical outline. What do you plan to tell us? What evidence do you plan to share, to convince us that your side is right in this debate?

What did you learn from the devil’s advocate? How can you use their propaganda against them – so that your argument is even stronger?

What tips will you use to make a ‘great’ persuasive speech? How can you use visual aids?

And finally, what will you ask the audience to do once you’ve persuaded them that your viewpoint is the most logical/sensible? Will your concluding thoughts resonate with them?

A few parameters:

This speech should be 8-10 minutes in length.

Submit the outline for this speech with your four sources (use the template below).

Must use this template

Instructions:

Use this template to prepare your final project, the persuasive speech, which will be due during the last week of this class. Use complete sentences in the outline. Remember, the more information you provide here, the better the feedback provided by your instructor.

When listing the sources, use APA style guide format (visit the Purdue OWL APA formatting and style guide website for assistance: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)

TOPIC and VIEWPOINTS

Describe the controversial topic you have chosen:

Which viewpoint will you champion:

What is the opposing viewpoint:

INTRODUCTION

What is your attention-getter?

How will you connect with the audience?

Transition statement:

BODY (3-4 main points for a 5-7 minute speech)

Main point #1:

Supporting evidence for main point #1:

Transition statement:

Main point #2:

Supporting evidence for main point #2:

Transition statement:

Main point #3:

Supporting evidence for main point #3:

Transition statement:

Main point #4:

Supporting evidence for main point #4:

Transition statement:

CONCLUSION

Concluding Remarks

SOURCES: List at least four scholarly sources, using the APA style guide format.

Source #1: Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

Source #2: Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

Source #3: Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

Source #4: Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

Your final project, the persuasive speech, is your opportunity to take a stance on a topic of interest and support your viewpoint. This final presentation represents the culmination of smaller assignments. Consider:The topic itself. What is the issue, who are the stakeholders, and why is this important to you? And… why should it be important to us?Your topical outline. What do you plan to tell us? What evidence do you plan to share, to convince us that your side is right in this debate?What did you learn from the devil’s advocate? How can you use their propaganda against them – so that your argument is even stronger?What tips will you use to make a ‘great’ persuasive speech? How can you use visual aids?And finally, what will you ask the audience to do once you’ve persuaded them that your viewpoint is the most logical/sensible? Will your concluding thoughts resonate with them?A few parameters:This speech should be 8-10 minutes in length.Submit the outline for this speech with your four sources (use the template below).Must use this templateInstructions: Use this template to prepare your final project, the persuasive speech, which will be due during the last week of this class. Use complete sentences in the outline. Remember, the more information you provide here, the better the feedback provided by your instructor.When listing the sources, use APA style guide format (visit the Purdue OWL APA formatting and style guide website for assistance: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)TOPIC and VIEWPOINTSDescribe the controversial topic you have chosen:Which viewpoint will you champion:What is the opposing viewpoint:INTRODUCTIONWhat is your attention-getter?How will you connect with the audience?Transition statement:BODY (3-4 main points for a 5-7 minute speech)Main point #1:Supporting evidence for main point #1:Transition statement:Main point #2:Supporting evidence for main point #2:Transition statement:Main point #3:Supporting evidence for main point #3:Transition statement:Main point #4:Supporting evidence for main point #4:Transition statement:CONCLUSIONConcluding RemarksSOURCES: List at least four scholarly sources, using the APA style guide format. Source #1: Citation:Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)Source #2: Citation:Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)Source #3: Citation:Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)Source #4: Citation:Briefly summarize this source (identify author’s credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)