Locating Supporting Materials

Objective
Identifying Types of Supporting Materials

Purpose: To increase your familiarity with different types of supporting materials.

Instructions: Go to the American Rhetoric website (americanrhetoric.com) and choose a speech from the Speech Bank. After checking out the speech, answer the following questions. COPY AND PASTE the full question and then respond directly under each one separately, This is required.

Questions:

What speech did you choose? List the speaker, title, location, and date of the speech.
List each type of supporting material—narratives, examples, definitions, testimony, facts and statistics—and indicate whether or not the speaker used it effectively. Give an example of each type of supporting material the speaker used.
How effective were the supporting materials the speaker uses? Explain your answer.
How did the supporting materials help the speaker achieve her or his specific purpose?
What have you learned about supporting materials that you’ll apply to your speeches in the future?
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Speech Patterns
Objectives
Demonstrate effective use of organizational patterns
Describe standard practices and methods for creating engaging speech content
Assignment Overview
In this practice exercise, you will explore the importance of organizing the main ideas of a speech into a pattern.

Deliverables
A two-page (500-word) paper and answers to exercise questions

Step 1 Write definitions for patterns of organization.

In a two-page (500-word) paper, write a brief definition or description in your own words for each of the following patterns used to structure the flow of information in a speech; You will copy and paste each from this list and then respond right under it separately so that I can tell quickly which response is for which definition. Be proud of your work; submit it as a college student would submit:

Topical Pattern
Chronological Pattern
Spatial Pattern
Causal Pattern
Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Step 2 Read the list below of statements about the topic of friendship.

Determine which of the patterns of organization might be useful to create a logical flow of information for the statements. STATE IT. Select one pattern of organization to use to organize the statements. It can be one of the six that you defined in Step 2 or another one from any of the lesson materials or another source.

Statements About Friendship*

We develop an acquaintanceship.
Friendship is an interpersonal relationship between two persons that is characterized by mutual positive regard.
We meet.
In order to understand friendships, we need to see what a friendship is and its stages of development.
Friendship is one of the most important of our interpersonal relationships.
We develop an intimate friendship.
Friendships develop through various stages.
Friendships don’t develop full blown but rather go through various stages-from the initial meeting to intimate friendship.
We develop a casual friendship.
By understanding friendship we will be in a better position to develop and maintain productive and enjoyable friendships.
Friendship-an interpersonal relationship characterized by mutual positive regard-is one of our most important assets.
We develop a close relationship.
Friendship is vital to all of us.
*These statements are from the Organizing a Scrambled Outline activity on the Course Compass website

Step 3 Arrange the statements about friendship. STATE YOUR ORGANIZATION YOU ARE USING AND THEN ORGANIZE THEM IN THAT PATTERN.

Arrange the statements to form a logical flow. Modify your arrangement as many times as needed to fit one of the organizational patterns you learned about in the lesson.

Step 4 Write the heading Introduction.

On the top of a sheet of blank paper, write the heading Introduction. Determine which statements you would include in the speech introduction. Then fill in the rest of the components of an introduction.

Step 5 Write the heading Body.

On the top of a second sheet of blank paper, write the heading Body. Determine which statements you would include in the body of the speech.

Step 6 Write the heading Conclusion.

On the top of a third sheet of blank paper, write the heading Conclusion. Determine which statements you would include in the conclusion of the speech. Then fill in the rest of the components of a conclusion.

Step 7 Enter the information.

In your word processing document, enter the headings and associated statements.

Step 8 Answer the questions. COPY AND PASTE THESE AND THEN ANSWER UNDER EACH ONE SEPARATELY.

Which pattern of organization did you use to structure the flow of statements?
Are there any other patterns that you could have potentially used? If so, which one(s)?

Sample Solution

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