State and defend a controversial thesis statement that is true or false
State and defend a controversial thesis statement. The key focus here is using your argumentation skills to support a statement that can be shown to be “true” or “false.” Be careful to avoid false reasoning.
Written Assignment 5: Persuasive Speech Outline
The purpose of this assignment is to: Practice constructing arguments in support of a single proposition/thesis; in other words use different types of evidence to “prove” a point. Use your understanding of your audience to adapt the arguments you construct. Use ethos pathos and logos to persuade. Improve upon your skills of organization and delivery. Practice oral communication skills. Take a strong side on an issue and present three to four reasons why you support or oppose this issue.
Find supporting materials. While this speech is representative of your opinion or position on the topic your opinion is not enough to meet the standards of an argument. Find outside sources such as books articles websites and interviews of experts on your topic. You must include a minimum of five outside sources for your speech; at least one must not be from the Internet. You will need to cite your sources orally during your speech. You want to convince your audience to accept your thesis.
Therefore you need to make a case in support of your thesis by using evidence. In general evidence can be taken from your personal experience and your research (statistics charts/graphs examples testimony quotes facts etc.). Perform an audience analysis. This is a persuasive presentation. Speaking effectively is greatly dependent on how well you analyze your audience and adapt your speech to them. Reflect on the demographic of the class and think about their interest and knowledge of your topic.