PURPOSE: The purpose of the argumentative speech is to persuade a hostile or unsympathetic audience regarding a topic of genuine public controversy. There are three major components in this definition: argumentative (not informative), controversial (not neutral), and public (not limited to a particular professional field). Avoid at all cost generic, tired topics such as gun control and abortion (for an incomplete list of such topics, see page three).
DESCRIPTION: Your speech can be anywhere between five and eight minutes. Falling below the minimum length or exceeding the maximum length will result in the loss of 25% of your total grade points or 5 points out of 20. As this is an argumentative speech, ethical credibility and rigorous research are emphasized. You are required to cite at least five (5) different sources in the course of your speech, following proper oral citation style. Due to digital environment, no visual aid is required.
SPEECH SCRIPT: Speech making is a multi-step process. One major step is the preparation of a speech outline:
Please upload via Ilearn a hard copy of your speech by noon, Feb. 17. (late work is not accepted)
The 1st Speech Round starts on Monday, Feb. 22 (speakers are randomly selected each day. People who are absent is considered to give up their speech slots).
You lose all ten points for the speech outline if you failed to meet this deadline. Meeting the deadline however does NOT mean you automatically earn all the points. Your outline would still need to be evaluated (see the evaluation criteria below). A sample speech outline is provided on page 2. Your speech outline must follow the format of the sample speech outline down to the last details. Your speech outline will receive a zero if you did not underline, label and number clearly all structural components (e. g. attention-getter, thesis, preview and transition, etc. See sample speech outline on page 2.) All subpoints must be phrased as argumentative points, not neutral statements. Please keep everything on one single page.
EVALUATION: This speech is worth 20 points. Because speech making is a process of careful preparation, not just delivery, solid research and clear organization of ideas are two important grading criteria. Please bear in mind that our goal is extemporaneous speaking, based on good memorization and rehearsal. The best grade you can get is a C if you did not memorize and practice your speech well. You are, however, allowed to use three single-sided, keyword note cards during speech delivery. Your speech will be graded in strict accordance with the five rhetorical canons (ideas, organization, style, memory, and delivery).
Speech Outline: (10 points)
a. Speech topic (3 points)
b. Clarity of organizational pattern (introduction, body, and conclusion) (3 points)
c. Transitional links (2 points)
d. Quality of writing (grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc. 2 points).
Speech Delivery: (10 points)
· Strategic memorization of speech script (5 points)
· Careful attention to vocal quality (3 points)
· Careful attention to the nonverbal codes (2 point)
Why Choose Us
Top quality papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional academic writers
We have hired a team of professional writers experienced in academic and business writing. Most of them are native speakers and PhD holders able to take care of any assignment you need help with.
If you feel that we missed something, send the order for a free revision. You will have 10 days to send the order for revision after you receive the final paper. You can either do it on your own after signing in to your personal account or by contacting our support.
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & confidential
We use several checkers to make sure all papers are plagiarism-free and do not share them with third parties.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
You are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper. Our academic experts will gladly help you with essays, case studies, research papers and other assignments.
Admission help & business writing
You can be positive that we will be here 24/7 to help you get accepted to the Master’s program at the TOP-universities or help you get a well-paid position.
Editing your paper
Editing your paper