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1 The Speech

2 A formal, individual performance during which you will be standing in front of the class.

3 Talk to the class! You may use notes, but you should be looking at the class MOST of the time!

4 More on Talk to the Class! You should be able to deliver your speech w/o having it completely written out. (Use key words/phrases on your notecards.)

5 Dont read to the class!

6 Assessment of Speech You will earn one major assignment grade for your content, delivery, and written copy. (See the rubric.) You will earn a process homework grade for following the steps of the process on time and submitting your work.

7 Important concepts about content

8 Remember Audience, Purpose, and Occasion Audience: A bunch of teenagers + 1 old guy Purpose: To persuade us of your stance on your topic (and to look good) Occasion: A speech for an English class

9 Tone Might be different from a traditional essay, which is more formal. But it shouldnt be completely casual. Humor is always nice.

10 Dont make a mess of your speech

11 Key Principle for Speaking Tell us what you are going to say, Say it, Tell us what you have just said.

12 Overall Organization Introduction Tell us what youre going to say. Supporting Points/Body Pars Say it Conclusion Tell us what youve said.

13 Sign-post: Guide the audience through your speech Thesis: I will prove that UCLA is the best in two ways. First, the cool people go there. Secondly, their sports are superior to any other schools (except for this year).

14 Sign-posting (continued) Topic sentences: One way in which UCLA is the best is through the quality of people it attracts.

15 Sign-posting (continued) Evidence: A compelling piece of evidence comes from…. Evidence: Another statistic that will prove that UCLA has superior athletics comes from…

16 Introducing Evidence and The Evidence (Tell us what you are going to say, and Say it) For a statistic: A shocking statistic comes from Dr. Grub E. Hare, an expert on adolescent hair conditions from the University of North Dakota. In a shocking study spanning five years and over 100 high schools, he has found that 80% of high school juniors have dandruff (Hare).

17 And Making It Meaningful (Tell us what youve said) If this most shocking, disgusting statistic holds true in our class of 30 (but it wouldnt because we are cleaner and cooler than the average teenager), that means that only 6 people have escaped the gnarly problem of dandruff (including our teacher during his high school years)! That means you are surrounded by people afflicted with flakes! Youd be caught in a snowstorm!

18 Conclusion Summarize your points (Tell us what youve said) You may end with a call to action. Most of you might want to reflect on how this is relevant to todays American Dream or our American Identity. (no sources needed)

19 Rhetorical Devices Use the devices to make your content more persuasive. Consider using them * in your hook * after you provide evidence * in your conclusion At least three different types of devices. Label them! (highlight + identify)

20 Timeline (continued) This weekend: Finalize your written copy--including past content revisions (persuasion), sign-posting, parenthetical citations, Works Cited, labelled devicesand start practicing


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