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Chapter 7: Gathering Supporting Material Where to look…
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Supporting materials can be drawn from 5 broad sources: 1. Personal Knowledge & Experience 2. Internet 3. Library 4. Interviews 5. Special Interest Groups & Organizations
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Things To Consider When Evaluating Internet Sources: Accountable: Who is the source of information (urls are important here) Accurate: Are the stats factual, validated, credible Objective: Is there bias? Current: Check when it was last updated or look for other indicators Usability: Overall professionalism
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http://www.cdc.gov/ http://www.smokingsection.com/issues1.html#smoke
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Chapter 8: Supporting Your Speech What to look for…
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Effective Supporting Material Falls into 6 Categories 1. Illustrations 2. Descriptions & Explanations 3. Definitions Connotative: The associations a word brings to mind (Home) Denotative: The literal definition of the word 1. Analogies Comparing something complex to something simple: Choosing a good Dr. is like shopping for a new pair of jeans; look for Style, Price & Fit 2. Statistics Use reliable sources Interpret Stats accurately Make them SIGNIFICANT - understandable & memorable Round off numbers Visual Aids can help 3. Opinions Expert Testimony: Dr. Lucas McAdams Lay Testimony: My roommate Luke
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Select The Best Supporting Material What Makes It THE BEST? Magnitude – Bigger is
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course COM 315 taught by Professor Stephaniewebb during the Spring '12 term at Miami University.

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