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Introduction

• Specific purpose well-defined.

• Opens with impactful statement. 

• Connects with audience by stating relevancy.

• Establishes credibility. 

• Previews main ideas.  

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Speech Body

• Main points clearly identified, logically organized, and fully supported by subpoints.  

• Information credible and cited. 

• Main points/subpoints are keywords only; Citations and transitions are fully written. 

• Signposts and transition statements bridge ideas together. 

• Argument/Informative Topic is clearly defined and well supported/explained.  

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Conclusion

• Main ideas clearly summarized. 

• Closes with impactful statement.  

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Use of Sources

• Minimum number of credible sources used (per assignment instructions). 

• All facts and assertions are backed up with research. (You may not use personal observations or experiences) 

• All sources appear in the speech itself (fully written in a conversational way) AND in the Works Cited section (written in APA or MLA style).

• In-speech citations include: author’s name, source type (is it a book? Magazine? Journal? etc.), source title (NOT article title!), date of publication, and a credibility statement (why should we trust the source?) 

• MLA/APA guidelines are followed accurately  

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Writing

• Grammar, word usage, and writing mechanics (capitalization, spelling, punctuation, etc.) at college level. Formatting and style match assignment requirements.

Specific Purpose: To inform/persuade my audience about/to __________

Main Points (2-4): ______________ ________________ _______________ _______________

Central Idea/Thesis: Specific Purpose + Main Points: __________________________________________

Introduction (Fully Written):

Hook:

Credibility:

Central Idea/Thesis w/ Main Points:

Speech Body (Main Points and Subpoints should be keywords only!):

Main Point 1: Comment by Aquila, Meredith H.: * A few notes about citations:

You won’t necessarily need a citation for every subpoint.
You MUST include a citation with every subpoint that contains an idea or quotation from one of your sources.
Citations should be clearly labeled.
Unlike an essay, each in-text citation should be written in a conversational style (not as a parenthetical, URL, MLA/APA entry, or footnote)
Each citation must include: date, source title (NOT article title!), author, and a reason why the source and/or author is credible (unless it’s a person, organization, or publication that your audience will generally know and trust)

A few sample citations:

According to cancer specialist, Dr. Paul Jackson, in his 2019 book, “Fighting Cancer,” each type of cancer is different and must be treated differently. He stated that “researchers are trying to identify the unique genetic traits of various cancer types in order to treat them more effectively and efficiently.”

An article written by Dr. Paul Jackson in the 2019 peer-reviewed Journal of American Medicine, explained that each type of cancer is different and must be treated differently. He stated that “researchers are trying to identify the unique genetic traits of various cancer types in order to treat them more effectively and efficiently.”

A 2019 New York Times article quoted cancer specialist Dr. Paul Jackson, who said that “researchers are trying to identify the unique genetic traits of various cancer types in order to treat them more effectively and efficiently.” We still have a lot to learn about different types of cancer, and so current treatments are often not as successful as we would like.

In his 2019 article published on the website of the American Medical Association, Dr. Paul Jackson, a cancer specialist, wrote about the challenges of fightig tumors, which often respond differently to the same treatment. He said, “researchers are trying to identify the unique genetic traits of various cancer types in order to treat them more effectively and efficiently.”

Subpoint A:

Citation* (if needed):

Subpoint B:

Citation (if needed):

(Optional) Subpoint C:

Citation (if needed):

(Optional) Subpoint D:

Citation* (if needed):

Transition 1 (Fully Written):

Review of previous main point: Comment by Aquila, Meredith H.: Make sure that it’s clear how these main points fit t