Prepare a ceremonial speech
In this writing assignment, you will review the process used to select a topic and determine the specific purpose and main points for a ceremonial speech.
A one-page (250-word) outline and reference list
Step 1Plan your speech.
Select an occasion or situation for your ceremonial speech.
Step 2Review the process of thesis development.
Review the information in Lesson 4 of the course about creating a specific purpose statement and thesis, deriving a question based on the thesis, and using the question to determine the main points to cover in the speech. Consider reviewing the documents you created for Assignment 4.1: Developing Purpose and Thesis Statements and Assignment 4.2: Get to the Point.
Step 3Enter topic information.
In a document for this assignment, determine and enter the following information about your topic.
- Description of the setting (occasion or situation) for your ceremonial speech
- Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience)
- Specific purpose
- Question based on thesis
- Three to five main points
Step 4Select a pattern.
Based on your knowledge of patterns of organizing speech information, select a pattern of organization to use to create an outline for your speech.
Step 5Create an outline.
Depending on the pattern of speech that you chose, create a formal outline for your ceremonial speech. Be sure to include the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion sections in your preparation outline.
Step 6Create a reference list.
Include any and all sources you used to locate information for your outline.