Your persuasive speech needs to be no more than five minutes and not less than four minutes and fifteen seconds. You need to pick a socially significant topic and it can be a fact, value or policy speech. You need to express a clear opinion about your topic and use sources to adequately prove your case. I have encouraged you to chose a policy speech that deals with a social problem in your local community or in the United States in general. You need to turn in two outlines for this speech. One very short outline (this Thursday) and a second more detailed outline is due the day of the speech. You need a paper copy of your outline in order to give your speech on speech day (11/18).
The short outline, that you're bringing in on Thursday, should be very brief and include these parts:
Introduction (about two sentences, include your thesis)
Main point 1 (one sentence)
Main point 2 (one sentence)
Main point 3 (one sentence)
Conclusion (one or two sentences)
Remember: there was a small change in the speech/paper assignment. You have to do a speech still, but you are no longer required to write a paper. A paper is still an option, however, you can do a short rebuttal speech instead. The main speech will be worth 15%, the rebuttal speech or paper is worth 5%. So, you either do 2 speeches for 20% (one worth 15%, one worth 5%) or you do 1 speech and 1 paper for 20%.
If you have any questions, please contact me ASAP!