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Persuasive Speech Template

Persuasive Speech Template - PERSUASIVE SPEECH(this is a...

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PERSUASIVE SPEECH (this is a guide—your outline will be more than one page. Every main point, supporting point, sub-supporting point and most transitions should be in complete sentences) GENERAL PURPOSE: To persuade. . . SPECIFIC PURPOSE: (behavioral objective—what action are you seeking?) CENTRAL IDEA: (thesis statement: “A (governing body) should/should not (do Y).” A governing body may constitute the University of Texas, the AMA, the Federal Government, Austin Indep. School District, etc.) TITLE (required) INTRODUCTION I. Attention-getter: II. Central Idea: “A (governing body) should/should not (do Y).” III. Establish credibility and relate topic to audience: IV. Preview the main points: Note: Here you will say something along the lines of “My opponents make several valid arguments. Today I will address “argument one” and “argument two.” (so in previewing your main points, you do not lay out your refutations—you tell us what you’re going to be refuting) [Transition:………] BODY I.
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