Click here to open the video above. 1.Develop Types and Tests of Evidence.2. All assertions (thesis statements (watch the video) must be supported by evidence. Assertions without valid evidence are opinions without support. Know the evidence available to both the affirmative and negative positions to be able to judge its validity. The following types and tests of evidence help document a position to build a persuasive case based on logical and emotional appeals.
Go over the two lists above to take notes and ask questions as we listen and prepare for each analysis of the conviction (or lack thereof) behind the remaining speeches. Your final grade will be based on the quality of your convictions as evidenced by the Types and Tests of Evidence above (the more variety the better), your documentation of 3 - 5differentsources (do not just cite websites but also newspapers, journals, books, magazines, etc.), and, you will be evaluated on 3 criteria outlined by the speech rubric: 1. The Content, 2. The Organization and 3. The Delivery of your final speech presentations. Click here for the speech rubric on these 3 areas of evaluation.
"I love your point about how religious and emotional feeling were incorporated from Arabic culture into these songs. I guess being a people scattered in many lands enriches you because you are exposed to foreign nuance that becomes an integral part…"
"As the semester comes to a close I feel the obligation to thank everyone who impacted my learning experience throughout the semester. I am forever indebted to professor Green and Oleg for helping me achieve great heights. Oleg you played a…"
"A truly fascinating part of Jewish cultural history.... In the past, R. Yisroel Najara, author of the popular Ya Ribbon Alom sung on the Sabbath, was persecuted by leading rabbis for adopting Arabic tunes for his poetry. We have lightened up over…"
"As the semester comes to a close for Fall of 2014 (too quick!) I just wanted to thank Oleg again for his insightful speech that operated as an example for all of us the whole semester of what a logical, well organized, and powerful speech should…"
"I agree with kizelnk, it may take a bit of practice and time, but that's what becoming a good speaker is all about! I did notice that your hands were in your pocket throughout the speech. It would be more becoming and demonstrate more…"
"The quality and content of your speech is superb.You have the ability to transform yourself into a charismatic and professional speaker. Just a bit more confidence and conviction while delivering your speech.Just believe in yourself."
"Professor Green used your video as a template for what a demonstrative speech should look like, and it is quite an effective speech that others in this community can emulate. The content is clearly focused and extremely useful to the target…"