Winter 2011 Final Take Home

Winter 2011 Final Take Home - Pham 1 Kaitlin Pham Erma...

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Kaitlin Pham Erma Stauffer COMS 102 22 February 2011 Winter 2011 Final Take Home-Coms 102 1. Carefully read the persuasive speech assignment in the supplement and read Section 26 to learn about persuasive speaking. Please note the topics I asked you to avoid in the description of the assignment and the common topics listed above. Come up with a topic for your persuasive speech. Then look at page 15 in the supplement and read what it says about the thesis or purpose statement in the five part formal outline. Go back and read section 7c. Come up with a good purpose statement and show that it fulfills the three basic characteristics of a good purpose statement. Disciplining one’s child early on is a foolproof way of building respect, morals, and judgment for one’s offspring. I made sure that I made my purpose statement clear; I didn’t want to say that discipline was good, but doing it early on and in a specific time during a child’s life is crucial. I broke it down into three specific points of the benefits of child discipline. Finally, I know that most people in the class are planning to have children in the far future, or they have been disciplined as children, and they would have an automatic opinion or interest in the topic. 2. Think back to the triangle I drew on the board earlier in the quarter. This was a triangle with you on one corner, your subject on another, and your audience on the third. Take a moment and think about this, and then write a description for me of how this triangle will work for your persuasive speech. How do you connect to your topic? How will you connect to your audience? Finally, how will you connect your topic to your audience? When making any speech, it is important that you connect with your audience. The challenge is to have the audience trust you, and continue to keep their attention. An even bigger challenge is to connect the audience to your message. To do so, the first thing you must do is to choose a subject that you can connect with. If you find a topic that you are really passionate about, it is always easier to connect to it, and get the audience to connect with it as well. Understanding the subject matter is the first step in connecting with the audience, and I plan to do that with my own personal experiences. I was disciplined as a child, and I have seen firsthand how it works. I can connect my stories to the audience by feeding statistics, and my own personal feedback, along with many other stories from other people that have been disciplined. Lastly, I can connect my topic to my audience by having them connect my topic to
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course COMS 102 taught by Professor Stauffer during the Winter '08 term at Cal Poly.

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