7.5 Enrichment

Discussion Questions

  1. Think back to your previous presentations. How did you select topics appropriate to the audience and occasion? How would you select a persuasive topic for an audience of senior adults? How would you select a persuasive topic for an audience of young adults?
  2. How does the thesis statement differ from the specific purpose statement?
  3. How does the specific purpose help determine the pattern of organization?
  4. Explain how the pattern of organization is significant to a presentation.
  5. What are some specific ways we can ensure the audience remembers our main ideas?
  6. Why is it important to construct an outline of your presentation?

Activities

  1. With your group, write a general purpose, specific purpose, thesis statement, and preview statement for the topic you are assigned. Be creative! Share your terrific responses with the class.
  2. On a sheet of paper, write down a topic you find interesting. Suppose you are to give an informative presentation about this topic. Write three (3) main points for each of the following patterns of organization: chronological, topical, spatial, and causal.

 

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