Informative Speech Assignment (20% of your grade):
The informative speech is 4-6 minute speech that informs the audience about an object, concept, process, person, or place. Topics must meet the four Ns: The topic is NEW to the audience, the topic is NOW (meaning timely), the topic is NEAT to know, and this audience NEEDS to know about this topic. Importantly, this speech does NOT suggest any course of action or attempt to persuade. Specific Requirements:
The sources that you use should be diverse in the sense that they should come from different locations (websites, organizations, books, etc.) and represent at least three of the following types:
Book: Full-length work on one subject by one or more listed authors.
Pamphlet: Bound or folded article length publication with one or several authors
Print Article: An article in magazine or edited collection published in a bound paper. (I will accept materials accessed using Galileo under this category)
Electronic Article: Article or report published on a website, or in an e-book, or on a CD Rom.
Personal: An interview or survey conducted By You. (Results of interviews and surveys published by others count under their medium of publication.)
Reference collection examples:
1 book + 2 print articles + 1 interview with family member = 4
2 articles from websites + 1 survey of fellow students + 2 pamphlets = 5
1 pamphlets by a health care org. + 1 interviews with an expert + 1 articles (Galileo) = 3
You may use other types of sources, such as commercially recorded music, art objects you may show us or cite from a publication, or commercially recorded video. Please remember to cite all sources properly!
Do not use Wikipedia for a source. You may use Wikipedia to find more reputable sources. I will automatically deduct 10 points from your grade if you do.
Types of supporting materials: Examples, Definitions, Narratives, Statistics, and Testimony**
**For the assignment, you should aim to use 3 out of 5 supporting materials in the body of your speech.
For example, a speech about Autism may contain the following main points and supporting materials:
The fine print: Late outlines will receive 20% off for the first 24 hours past the due date and time. Any work submitted later than one day after the due date will not receive credit. Not showing up on speech day results in a “0” on all work related to that speech. Outlines without a proper APA References page will receive an F. Technological issues are not a valid excuse for failure to turn work in on time. Plan ahead! Please let me know about any questions you have right away so that I can help!