Public Speaking class… I need a speech outline for a persuasive speech. My speech is going to be on Drunk Driving. All I need you to do is the speech outline. A sample outline is provided below. Please follow it.
Rhetorical purpose: A speech to persuade
Specific purpose: To convince the audience of/about…
Organizational pattern: Claim, problem-solution, comparative advantage, etc.
Thesis: A complete, single, declarative statement of the central idea of your speech
Introduction: Written out in a paragraph form more or less as you plan to give it
Body: Three main headings (Roman numerals) should be the most you will need. You must use at least two. Include subheadings to the second indentation (capital letters). All entries must be complete sentences and should be parallel in form. Do not use questions in the outline. Transitions may be indicated if you wish. Use one of the patterns of organization listed in the text (see Chapter 13): Problem-solution, comparative advantage, etc.
Written out in paragraph form, as per the introduction.
Title: A Key to Good Grades
Rhetorical Purpose: A speech to inform
Specific Purpose: A speech to explain to the audience how to use S-Q 3-R
Organizational Pattern: Chronological
Thesis: To use S-Q 3-R, you must Survey, Question, and apply the 3 R’s: Read, Recite, Review.
Introduction: This is the key to my car. When I want to go somewhere, I put this key into the ignition. Without this key, the car stands still. I have another “key” to show you. This key allows you to get somewhere—not in a car but in school. With this key, you can earn better grades and win the admiration of your friends and family. You will also save time studying and will have more time to do other things. Using the S-Q 3-R study method will make you a better student. Let’s discuss the three cuts in this key to good grades: Survey; Question; apply the three R’s: Read; Recite; Review.
I. When you start reading, quickly survey the chapter or assignment.
A. First read the first and last paragraphs.
1. Then go back to the first paragraph and reread.
2. Next read all paragraphs in between.
3. Then reread the last paragraph
B. When you’ve done that, read the sub-headings in bold-faced print.
II. When you’re done reading, create questions that you will answer when you read.
A. To get started, turn the chapter title into a question
B. Once you have questions for the chapter, turn each sub-heading into a question.
III. Whenever you’re studying, use the 3-R’s
A. Read the material to answer the questions.
B. Recite the answers to the questions until they are well in mind
C. Review the entire chapter.
1. Do this immediately after reading each chapter
2. Do this again after several hours.
3. Do it again once a week.
Conclusion: Use the S-Q 3-R method each time you study. You will learn faster, and you will have the key to getting somewhere in school.
Bibliography: Tanner, Fran Averitt. Creative Communication, 2nd edition. Caldwell, Idaho: Clark Publishing Company, 1979.