jm formal outline informative

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Jasmine McCarthy October 26, 2009 SPC 1608.0005 Formal Outline Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the origin of a few common superstitions. Introduction I. Open with Impact: My grandmother is a lotto junkie. A. She’s been playing for as long as I can remember. B. There’s one number that she places every time. C. That’s her lucky number 7. II. Thesis: Superstitions are everywhere, but how did they start? III. Connect: Everyone knows ad lives by at least one superstition. IV. Preview: Today, I will tell you about some popular superstitions and how they started. Body I. Main Point: Many people compare breaking a mirror to bad luck. A. People believe that breaking a mirror brings you 7 years of bad luck. B. Mirrors at first were very expensive. C. If you broke one, you would become an indentured servant for 7 years. (Transition: The next superstition involves ladders.) II. Main Point: Walking under a ladder is bad luck. A. Ladder forms a triangle, which represents the “Holy Trinity.”
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