Prepare a detailed outline for Speech 1 using the template below. This does not mean writing your entire speech, but only writing the topic sentence for the three to five supporting points that prove your thesis. Include a thesis statement that contains the claim or prediction you will prove or illustrate (which is usually spoken- your 3 main points in the overview of the speech); a purpose statement, indicating you are persuading (to persuade) the audience to do or not to do something and the response from the audience you wish to achieve (which is not usually spoken); an introduction; a body, including supporting evidence; transitions; and a conclusion.

When you use outside sources in creating your speech, include them in the speech with a short spoken citation (according to…) and provide a bibliography in APA format on the outline.


Your Speech 3 Outline is over Speech 3, which is a

4 to 6 minute

(closer to 6 minutes than to 4) speech in which you seek to persuade the audience to take some action or change some behavior or way of thinking. This argument is based on research, not on opinion, values, or beliefs. The essence of this speech is meant to cause the audience to respond in some way. While you may attempt to elicit an emotional response from the audience, the bulk of your argument must be based on current factual research. Describe to the audience the significance of this research evidence and explain how an analysis of it leads to the proof of your thesis.