Introduction to Public Speaking

Midterm Exam:  Outline and Sources

(100 points possible)

Student Name:  ________________________________________________

 

Instructions: 

Use this template to prepare your final project, the persuasive speech, which will be due during the last week of this class. Use complete sentences in the outline.  Remember, the more information you provide here, the better the feedback provided by your instructor.

 

When listing the sources, use APA style guide format (visit the Purdue OWL APA formatting and style guide website for assistance:  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)

 

TOPIC and VIEWPOINTS

 

Describe the controversial topic you have chosen:

 

Which viewpoint will you champion:

 

What is the opposing viewpoint:

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

What is your attention-getter?

 

How will you connect with the audience?

 

Transition statement:

 

 

BODY  (3-4 main points for a 5-7 minute speech)

 

Main point #1:

a.    Subpoint one (briefly share what youíll say about this main point)

b.    Subpoint two

 

Supporting evidence for main point #1:

 

Transition statement:

 

 

Main point #2:

a.    Subpoint one (briefly share what youíll say about this main point)

b.    Subpoint two

 

Supporting evidence for main point #1:

 

Transition statement:

 

 

Main point #3:

a.    Subpoint one (briefly share what youíll say about this main point)

b.    Subpoint two

 

Supporting evidence for main point #1:

 

Transition statement:

 

 

 Main point #4:

a.    Subpoint one (briefly share what youíll say about this main point)

b.    Subpoint two

 

Supporting evidence for main point #1:

 

Transition statement:

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

Concluding Remarks (remember to be brief not write out the speech)

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:  List at least four scholarly sources, using the APA style guide format.

Source #1:  Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify authorís credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

 

Source #2:  Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify authorís credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

 

Source #3:  Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify authorís credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)

 

Source #4:  Citation:

Briefly summarize this source (identify authorís credentials, what is the thesis, is it in favor of your viewpoint or does it represent the opposing viewpoint?)