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Assignment 12.1: Prepare a Ceremonial Speech

09 Feb

Prepare a ceremonial speech

Assignment Overview

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.

Deliverables

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)
  • Topic
  • Specific purpose
  • Thesis
  • 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.

 
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