Spec Topic Act.
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After doing this assignment, students will know how to create outlines for the speeches in this class, including transitions, and construct a Specific Purpose and Thesis Statement in their outline.
1). After you view the video link below, up to page 13 only, discuss why you think it’s important to use an outline for an extemporaneous speech (look up in text not on the web). https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/humanities/linguistics/sph201/writing-a-sentence-outline (Links to an external site.)An outline is a blueprint or a plan for the speech, just as there is a plan when building a house. It helps avoid mistakes and ensures the speech is made as intended, with all points driven home. It helps the speaker to organize his or her thoughts so that he/she does not get confused.
a. Explain what an extemporaneous speech is. (Don’t Google this, as you may find a different explanation, and you’ll lose points–Textbook only!)
An extemporaneous speech is a speech that seeks to inform or persuade the audience. The informing aspect involves enlightening the audience on a certain topic, more importantly by presenting points or facts relating to that topic. When a speech is persuasive, it means the speaker is expressing his or her opinion and position but more imperatively tries to convince the audience as to the correctness of that opinion/position.
b. Read about transitional sentences in your text (p. 315 & p. 328) and also refer to the Informative Speech Checklist. After doing this, answer whether you think the following simple transition is what’s needed in your outlines. “Now that I have discussed (insert Main Pt. A), I will now discuss (insert Main Pt. B).”
Everyone will see your answers after you post.
No, this simple transition is not what’s needed in outlines. Instead, one should use transitional words or phrases to express the connection between ideas, emphasize a concept or show contrast as the speech (could be an argument) progresses.
3) See the title of an outline below
1. Craft two subpoints underneath the Main Point, Roman numeral “I” below. Then create another main point afterward.
Note: A sentence outline (a complete thought) should have the proper numbering and indentation (Hint: Refer to the sample outlines in your appendices).
Add to the below Main Point as instructed above:
Camping and Hiking in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico
I. Equipment I use whenever I camp and hike in the Gila Mountains.
II. The Dos and Don’ts of camping and hiking
Specific Purpose and Thesis Statement Activity:
Read the instructions from the following link and fill in the three Specific Purpose and Theses statements. It gives examples on how to answer the below questions. Read it carefully. Specific Purpose_Thesis Statement Instructions-2.pdf Click on the “Back Arrow” in your browser to return to this page.
1. Central Idea: Due to the increase of identity theft, knowing how IDs are compromised leads to developing methods on how to protect them.
To demonstrate that knowing how IDs are compromised leads to developing methods of curbing identity theft, which is on the rise.
Knowing how IDs are compromised leads to developing methods of curbing identity theft, which is on the rise.
2. Research shows that Attention Deficit Disorder is increasing in children and discovering thecauses helps researchers know how to treat this condition.
To show that discovering the causes of Attention Deficit Disorder helps know how to treat the condition, which is increasing in children.
Discovering the causes of Attention Deficit Disorder helps know how to treat the condition, which is increasing in children.
3. Central Idea: Campus fraternities need to be banned because of hazing and alcohol abuses by petitioning to our congressional representatives, and by doing such will save students from impendingpsychological and physical harm.
To argue why and how banning campus fraternities will save students from psychological and physical harm resulting from hazing and alcohol abuses.
Banning campus fraternities will save students from psychological and physical harm resulting from hazing and alcohol abuses.