Persuasive Speech Essays

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Persuasive Speech Assignment (Total 100 points)

I. Speech Performance (80 points)

1. Your speech should be based on a question of policy which solves a controversial problem (of national importance) and to persuade your audience that your solution is the best possible one (Please see the attached “Possible Persuasive Speech Topics based on Questions of Policy”--however, you do not have to select one of these topics if you have better idea. It is just for your reference).

2. Speech length: 6-8 minutes

3. The speech should be organized according to Monroe’s motivated sequence.

4. In the body of the speech, you should aim for three major points.

5. Minimum of five quality sources are required for this speech assignment
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_____ Preview the main points in the body of your speech (e.g., today I want to discuss about three things. First,…. Second,… Third,…).

Body

_____ The speech follows Monroe’s motivated sequence:

_____ 1) First main point shows the need for the change (“NEED” step in Monroe’s Motivated Sequence).*

_____ 2) Second main point provides the solution to satisfy the sense of need (“SATISFACTION” step in Monroe’s Motivated Sequence).*

_____ 3) Third main point visualizes the benefits from the solution (“VISUALIZATION” step in Monroe’s Motivated Sequence) .*

_____ Good evidence and good logic is used for support _____ Sources are effectively cited in the speech

_____ Each main point is clearly connected by using connectives.

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