Thursday, the 13th, will be the last class we have before you give your speech. Come to class prepared to work with your speech, and have ready any questions you have about your speech. Hopefully you are moving closer toward a completed speech. HERE is a more detailed outline for you to use as you complete your speech. Remember that a paper copy of your outline is due the day you give your speech and remember to have a reference list.
Reconsider the following ideas as you complete your speech. Most of you will have policy type persuasive speeches. Follow the Problem - Cause - Solution format for your main points. Be sure to ask yourself questions about each of these points and have the answers in your speech. A problem can be thought of as a combination of some sort of harm/ill and a barrier that prevents that harm from being solved. Be sure that your solution solves the problem you have laid out.
A few of you are doing value type persuasive speeches. In the introduction you should include a discussion of the question of value you intend to discuss in your speech. Your mainpoints, used to prove/support your overall value statement, will be arguments supported by evidence (facts, statistics, examples, stories, theories, historical examples, etc.). The type of arguments you use are up to you and may include a variety of structures and topics.