MIT 21W 747 - Final Persuasive Speech (2 pages)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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21w 747 - Rhetoric

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Final Persuasive Speech Due 24th class everyone must be ready to give a speech on this day Length 8 10 minutes Details Your speech should be written and practiced ahead of time This speech is your chance to display overt rhetoric not over the top but overt Use the devices and concepts we have explored this semester e g rhetorical strategies ethical concepts and appeals etc Delivering the speech extemporaneously is the best approach for most occasions since it combines the impromptu speech s spontaneity and interaction with the audience eye contact gestures with the read or memorized speech s deeper thought practiced style and phrasings You may however read your speech if you prefer but the highest grade that a read speech can earn is A In any event have notes or the speech up front with you You will lose points if the speech runs shorter than 8 minutes or longer than 10 minutes Speech Topics Feel free to use your imagination with the topic selection have some fun be inventive Topics may be serious or humorous Your only audience is the people in the classroom There are only three restrictions The speech must be persuasive in some manner but it can also be satiric comic informative etc The speech must be interesting You cannot give your speech on a topic you have written an essay about Here are suggested topics but feel free to create your own Any Suggestions for Writing question at the end of any text in WORLD OF IDEAS would make a good topic for a speech but don t select a question about which you have already written What ethical principles should govern our use of rhetoric Or conversely why should ethical principles not govern our use of rhetoric Select one of the additional cases from Strike and Moss s Strike and Moss Ethics and College Student Life 2nd ed on reserve and argue why the characters in that case should or should not pursue a particular course of action use both ethical and practical reasons Give the closing argument as the defense attorney for some



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