Select a topic. Choose a topic that fits into one

Select a topic.

Choose a topic that fits into one of the categories of persuasive speeches that was highlighted in the lesson.

Step 2 Review lesson information.

Review the information in Lesson 2 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. 

Step 3 Provide information about your topic.

In a document, determine and enter the following information about your topic:

  • Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience.)
  • Topic
  • General purpose
  • Specific purpose

Step 4 Select 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 5  Open the corresponding outline template document below.

Step 6  Create an outline.

Using the template, create a full-sentence, preparation outline for your speech. Follow the guidelines presented in the lesson for using a consistent set of symbols, using full,  and declarative sentences.