Persuasive%20Assignment - Communication 217 Persuasive...

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Communication 217 Persuasive Presentation & Paper Total Point Value: 300 points Paper: 150 points Presentation: 150 points Assignment Overview: For this assignment, you will write a paper and deliver a presentation on a persuasive issue in the science field. The focus of this assignment is to make and evaluate persuasive arguments. A key in being persuasive is choosing the appropriate organizational pattern. Therefore it is imperative that you choose the appropriate organizational pattern for the type of argument you are making (e.g. problem-solution, Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, etc.). You will be expected to use examples, statistics, and expert testimony for supporting material. Furthermore, you need to weave those elements together in a way that provides complete and logical documentation and reasoning for the key ideas in your paper and presentation. You will need to demonstrate effective reasoning skills by using good solid arguments that are free from fallacies. You will also need to demonstrate proficiency at designing and utilizing a visual aid in your presentation. Choosing a topic is a critical factor. You have a very short time frame to persuade your audience. Think about persuasion as a process; you cannot persuade the reader or the class to change their attitudes on controversial topics. It is not possible given the situational constraints of this assignment. Therefore, your goals for this paper and presentation should be modest. Consider picking a topic related to your field of study. Topic Examples:
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COM 217 taught by Professor Na during the Fall '11 term at Purdue.

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