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Writing Speeches

Video Introducing this tutorial

What you should know before watching this course
Using the exercise files

1. Determining the Purpose
Choosing a general topic
Determining a specific purpose statement
Composing a thesis

2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
Organizational patterns: Time, space, and topic
Organizational patterns: Geographical, compare/contrast, and cause/effect

3. Outlining the Organization
Writing the introduction
Outlining the body
Finishing with a strong ending
Tying thoughts together with transitions
Anticipating questions

4. Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research
Incorporating strong secondary research

5. Adapting to the Audience
Anticipating audience size
Considering audience attitude
Adapting to audience knowledge
Meeting audience expectations

6. Writing for Different Occasions
Giving information
Providing instructions
Using persuasion
Providing entertainment

7. Preparing the Prompts
Preparing notes
Incorporating visuals

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