9/11 Informative Speech Essay

832 Words Dec 30th, 2012 4 Pages
SAMPLE SPEECH OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
Attention Getter: How many of you still remember September 11, 2001?
Connect/Relate with the Audience: Many of us were around the age of 9 or 10 when these attacks occurred and didn't have a clue of what was going on. We just knew it wasn't normal.
Thesis: The World Trade Center attacks were part of a strategic plan of a terrorist group al-Qaeda. And I will be mapping out the attacks as they unfolded.
Preview of Main Points: Four planes were hijacked, each intended for different targets. According to the New York Times, the flights that were hijacked included AA Flight 11, UA Flight 175, AA Flight 77, and UA Flight 93. (Schmemann A1)
Transition to Body: These attacks have proven that evil still
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vii. Support : This flight came crashed into the South tower at almost 600 miles per hour.
viii. Support: It caused the south tower to collapse before the north tower at approximately 9:59 AM. (Wood 1)
f. Transition: The other two planes which were intended for a crash landing were not bound for New York. One successfully reached its target, while another was stopped in its tracks.

III. Third Main Point: According to The final two planes which were American Airlines flight 77 and United Airlines flight 93 were all headed to the Washington D.C. area.
g. First Sub-point: According to James Harris, Author, Flight 77 was intended to collide into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
ix. Support : The flight carried 59 people plus the hijackers.
x. Support : Impact was determined at approximately 9:37 AM. (Harris 189)
h. Second Sub-point: Flight 93 carried a significant story behind its hijacking.
xi. Support : Evan Thomas states that It departed from Newark, New Jersey and planned to land in San Francisco. The hijackers intended to crash the plane in the final target of their scheme which was the White House.
xii. Support: When the passengers onboard knew of the three hijackings. They teamed up in an effort to regain control of the plane and attempt to bring it to safety.
xiii. Support: After fighting their way into the flight deck, the few passengers…

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