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Orators - Draft of Close-to-home speech

Complete a draft of a close-to-home speech

  • Complete a draft of your speech. Because this is a complete draft, it will need to:

    • have a beginning, middle, and end.

    • Include a clear claim, support, and call to action. It may have a counterclaim.

    • Be approximately 5 minutes in length. This will likely be about 600-750 words in length. You may receive bonus points for coming in close to 5 minutes in length, but any speeches less than 3 minutes in length will receive a zero.

Goals are to develop a speech that is directly relevant to our local community, practiced with intentionally vocal delivery, and including of multiple rhetorical strategies.

Exemplary Work will have no apparent grammatical or mechanical errors with thoughtfully use rhetorical appeals and elements to create a convincing argument.