mock speech –

mock speech –

Mock Speech Write-up: You will be writing a 3-5 minute persuasive public

address speech focusing on a current issue in society. You will not

give the speech; you will just be writing what you would say. You will

write the speech as if you expect someone to deliver it (however, still

use 12-point Times New Roman font and double space). Your speech should

be about 3-5 pages in length. You will be graded on the rhetorical

strategies, the reasoning/argument of your persuasive claim, as well as

the writing, grammar and punctuation.

While it’s not necessary to quote Brummett, I should be able to spot his

influence in your speech. It’s the difference between my noting that

your speech reflects an awareness of, for example, culture-centered

criticism and your writing, “According to Brummett, culture-centered

criticism reflects…” Your audience will think, “WTF?”

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