Choose a topic that fits into one of the categories of persuasive speeches that was highlighted in the lesson.

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 you’ve 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.