Chapter 19 Impromptu PP - central idea (most fitting to...

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Some background… What’s an impromptu? Oral tradition Homer’s Greece and Sophists Catholic Church Abraham Lincoln
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Why give an impromptu? Most often used speech Informal talks Discussions Etc.
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Method Establish thesis Generate examples/support Incorporate materials you know well cuts down chances of inaccuracies that undermine ethos and logos Conclusion: wrap up points + catchy ending
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Structure - Classification Divides major topics into separate categories/classes (most fitting for informative) Ex. Claim: In order to begin a running program safely, you should follow three guidelines. Begin by mixing running with walking a few times a week. Always stretch thoroughly before and after a run Gradually increase your mileage by no more than 10% each week 3 classes can be discussed as individual concepts related to the broader subject
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Structure - Unification Divides major topics into claims that support the
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Unformatted text preview: central idea (most fitting to persuasive) Ex. Claim: Competitive running is a full-body sport. A competitive runner must run every day to maintain leg muscles and aerobic fitness A competitive runner must hit the weights to maintain upper body and core strength. A competitive runner must eat healthy to maintain energy and muscle mass. Unification because each reason independently supports claim and is directly related to rationale for argument Impromptu Specifics No written prep. Speech time: 2-3 minutes (-1pt for every 15 sec. over/under) Time to prepare: 3 minutes 1 note card (must bring notecard no exceptions) # of times: once or twice? More specifics 30 points Opening statement Thesis Preview 2 main points 2 main points Transitions Conclusion: Restate thesis Review points Closing...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Chapter 19 Impromptu PP - central idea (most fitting to...

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