Planning a Speech
The questions below will help you plan your speech. You may have already answered some of them in your Student Guide, so refer to your Student Guide, if you wish.
Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit.
1. What is the general topic of your speech? How will you focus this topic?
My topic would be learning American Sign Language.
I will focus on this topic by telling my personal experiences with me in the deaf world. Also I will be telling a little history on how ASL was created and how it helps a lot of deaf people.
2. What thesis do you intend to develop in your speech? Remember that a thesis should be written in a complete sentence.
American Sign Language is the dominant sign language in the Americas that is used by the deaf communities and the deaf world.
3. Write an outline for your speech in the space below. You may use a formal outline or an informal outline. Remember that regardless of the form you use, your outline should be an accurate representation of what you intend to include in your speech. That means you need to include information for the introduction, the points you will cover in the body, and the way you intend to wrap up your speech in the conclusion.
• I shall give history on American Sign Language.
• I will explain how the deaf culture uses sign language to communicate and what are there grammar rules.
• I will tell my personal interaction with the deaf world.
• How I help out.
• And what I can do to improve my Sign Language skills.
• I will encourage people to learn...