Self Evaluation #2 - My first main point is drugs are not...

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Guo, Yuxin Professor Anderson ENGL 3000, section 001 November 20, 2007 Self Evaluation #1 It is obviously that drugs are dangerous, so in my speech “Fight against Drug Abuse”, there is not much to talk about the negative effect of drug abuse and my audience may even feel boring if I talk too much about that. My purpose is to evoke emotions, such as surprise, fear, confident in my speech to motive my audience to resist drugs and drug addiction. The photos in the beginning impressed my audience a lot. I heard many of them cry in surprise. That was exactly what I wanted, to get my audience’s attention, so they could feel how terrible drugs are. Maybe I was a little nervous, I missaid “in a picnic” instead of “in a panic” twice. That really embarrassed me since I was talking about a serious issue and tried hard to create a serious atmosphere. Fortunately, I immediately used “they just like you and me, they are part of our society” and such words to relate my audience themselves to the topic but not to think about the mistake any longer.
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Unformatted text preview: My first main point is drugs are not as bad as what we thought if we used them properly. I used the example of De Quincey to support my idea. However, I said the example was just a wonder so that it would not mislead my audience that drugs are not harmful. When I said the Clintons used or using drugs and showed more statistics and serious consequences to my audience, they seemed really afraid. Then I gave my Guo, Yuxin Professor Anderson ENGL 3000, section 001 November 20, 2007 grandma’s example to make them feel confident. I used repetition which encouraged my audience mental engagement. Actually, the ending part is a further encouragement for actions. I prefer this rather than a conclusion which requires a restatement of my thesis and main ideas, because my speech is not a informative one but a persuasive one which need more emotion. Personally, I think I have done a great job, enthusiasm, tone, rate, eye contact, visual aids, and maybe more body languages will be helpful....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course ENG 3000 taught by Professor Fgh during the Spring '11 term at Prince George's Community College, Largo.

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