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  1. Going Forward: From Research to Speech

  2. Why we’re doing this research.. • You are going to speak for your person in a speech, recorded on a computer (the written script should be 1 – 3 pagesdouble spaced) • You are going to persuade others on a topic that you know is important to your person. • IMPORTANT: If your person has made a speech, you must NOT just paraphrase what he said himself. (Maximum of ONE quoted sentence of something famous he or she has said.)

  3. Step 1: ResearchResearch Pointers/Remarks • I will grade the research part by spot checking 2 or 3 cards of the SIX CARDS (MINIMUM) you should have • Each card must be connected to a single source • You must have two or more sources total in your bibliography

  4. Research Pointers/Remarks (cont’d) • In addition to searching on your person’s name, search on things you find are important to him or her • For example, for Martin Luther King, the brief biography would tell he was involved with the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, and was a leader in the NAACP and SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION. Search on all those topics.

  5. Step 2: Write the Script of Your Speech • Now that you know your historical figure well, you are going to SPEAK FOR HIM OR HER. • Write in FIRST PERSON on a subject you know he or she feels strongly about. You do NOT have to cite nor quote your research. • Use good writing techniques and 5 OR MORE RHETORICAL ELEMENT, which you should underline or high-light and label on print-out. • Due date for written speech: Wed, June 4th

  6. REMINDERS OF RHETORICAL DEVICES TO ADD (5 required) • Pathos • Logos • Comparisons: • Metaphor • Simile • Conceit • Analogy • Personification • Alliteration • Oxymoron • Allusion • Antithesis

  7. REMINDERS OF RHETORICAL DEVICES TO ADD (5 required) • Repetition • Beginning of sentences (anaphora) • End of sentences (epistrophe) • Middle word repetition (anadiplosis) • Use or omission of conjunctions (polysyndeton or asyndeton) • Parallel structure or reverse parallelism (chiasmus) • Rhetorical question • Anecdote

  8. Step 3: Record the Speech on the Computer • Begin with title slide (your name and person’s name) • Next you need to introduce the person which you could do in one of two ways. • First way: have 2-3 slides with biographical facts. Here the information will be ON THE SLIDES in bullet format. Remember, you must also tell the setting and audience for the speech. • Optional extra: you could have music playing while the message is displayed.

  9. SPEECH REQUIREMENTS REVIEW • Introduction (cont’d) • Second way: Have a classmate speak a brief introduction that you write, similar to the role the MC at a formal speaking situation would play. • There should be pictures or other appropriate slides visible while the MC introduces you • The introduction should reveal the AUDIENCE AND SETTING. .

  10. SPEECH REQUIREMENTS REVIEW • Next come the 4-8 slides that are pictures, photos, sketches, etc. that will show while you speak the person’s message. • Here the words of the speech should NOT be typed onto the slides