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.