Chapter 5 Notes Supporting Material & Examples • Supporting material is the information used in a particular way to make your case. • Examples serve as support that illustrates a point or claim. Develop a Research Strategy • Analyze the audience . What are the needs, interests, and knowledge level of my audience? • Assess your knowledge/skill . What knowledge or skill do I have in relation to this topic? • Search print and online resources . Where and what will I find most useful? • Interview, if appropriate . Will interviewing someone with personal knowledge or expertise about this topic strengthen this speech. Search Print and Online Resources • A key-word-search looks for words or phrases anywhere in an electronic record. • Primary resources include firsthand accounts such as diaries, journals, and letters, as well as statistics, speeches, and interviews. • Secondary resources generally provide an analysis, an explanation, or a restatement of a primary source.
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