The Outline - A Smattering of Items 1. Developing your...

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A Smattering of Items 1. Developing your thesis statement
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Thesis Statement § Begin with a topic. § Identify your position – HUGE for persuasive speeches! § State your position on the topic. § Develop the 2-3 most important ideas of your topic. § This will be a reflexive process…look at your topic and position, identify the purpose, identify an organizational pattern then look at the 2-3 most important ideas.
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A Good Thesis Statement Should: § Be expressed as a full declarative sentence § Use clear and concise language and structure § Be precise
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To Review § Make sure your thesis statement is persuasive § Use an appropriate organizational pattern (in your paper and your presentation) § Organize/develop your paragraphs clearly § Hint: Review comments from your last paper to see how you can improve.
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Outlining the presentation § Helps ensure the organization § Make sure that main points are balanced § Allows for classification of the material in a systematic way § Identify relationships between the material
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COMM 217 taught by Professor Courtneyscherr during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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