****PLEASE ASK IF ANY QUESTIONS AND MAKE SURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE DIRECTIONS*******
At least four different credible sources of information are required. Sources refer to the people or places where you get your information for your speech, such as books, articles, websites, documentaries, interviews with people credible on your topic, etc
Its important to have highly credible sources. This means that general reference sources will not be accepted (e.g., Wikipedia, about.com, ehow.com, howstuffworks.com, dictionaries, or encyclopedias in print or online), nor will secondary sources that simply list statistics or quotes (e.g., statistics.com, quotegarden.com), or anything else listed in your bibliography without a specific author/title of website.
A proper introduction and conclusion to start and end well, and an organized body of main points, with transitions and signposts, as discussed in class lessons. For speech organization, please use one of the following patterns of organization: Chronological, Spatial, Causal, and Topical. Informative speaking also requires great clarity: All points should be clearly and fully explainedmade easily understandable to your audience.
Supporting material refers to statistics, specific instances, narratives, scenarios, quotations, and paraphrases used to support the points you are trying to make. Please note the following two requirements in this regard: You are required to provide strong support for all main points. Each of your points should be well-supported. You are also required to use at least three different types of support (e.g., a statistic, a quote, a narrative) rather than, for example, just a string of quotes or a speech with only statistics. Employing a variety of supporting material will help to best inform audience members.
Source Citation in a speech means saying out loud where you got your information. You are required to cite the sources of your support from your researchand a minimum of four sources must be cited. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, however much unintentional. Specifically, all of your sources should be:
Stated out loud in the speech (oral source citation), as well as
included in the Preparation Outline of your speech as planned oral source citations [e.g., According to (and then the full source citation), as reported in (and then the full citation,).], and
listed in the bibliography at the end of the Preparation Outline that accompanies this speech.