Review the guidelines for critically evaluating speeches given in the textbook and in the learning activities.
View one of the following speeches: The History of YouTube (Links to an external site.) (Link will open in new tab.), Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness (Links to an external site.) (Link will open in new tab.) (Link will open in this tab.)Michelle Obama Calls on You to Serve (Links to an external site.) (Link will open in new tab.) (Link will open in this tab.)
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Write a three to six page critique of the speech you chose. It might be helpful to watch the speech you have chosen to evaluate, twice.
Use the following checklist to guide your critique:
Did the speaker choose a topic that was relevant and interesting to the audience, with a clear purpose?
Did the speaker ensure that his or her topic was researched adequately?
What in particular interested you most in this speaker and their topic?
Did the speaker deliver an introduction that gained attention and oriented the audience?
Was the speech clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful?
Did the speaker create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy?
Did the conclusion summarize the thesis and provide closure?
Did the speaker use effective volume, eye contact, speech rate, pausing, and gestures?
What recommendations, if any, would you give the speaker to improve upon their speech?
Use.APA style for references and in-text citation answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite them in-line. Also, only use sources within the five-year range. Additional Guidelines The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.