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 pages double 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.)
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 (show cards)
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.
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
REMINDERS OF RHETORICAL DEVICES TO ADD (5 required) • Pathos • Logos • Comparisons: • Metaphor • Simile • Conceit • Analogy • Contrast • Personification • Alliteration • Oxymoron • Allusion • Antithesis
REMINDERS OF RHETORICAL DEVICES TO ADD (5 required) • Repetition • Beginning of sentences (anaphora) • End of sentences (epistrophe) • Parallel structure • Rhetorical question • Anecdote
Step 3: Record the Speech on the Computer • Begin with title slide (your name and person’s name) • Next have 2-3 slides with biographical facts. Here the information will be ON THE SLIDES in bullet format. • Optional extras: you could have music playing while the message is displayed. • You could tell where the speech takes place and the audience
SPEECH REQUIREMENTS REVIEW • Next come the 4-8 slides that are pictures, photos, sketches, etc. that will show while you speak the person’s speech. • Here the words of the speech should NOT be typed onto the slides