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Types and Tests of Evidence
Types (Left Side): These are all examples of the different types of evidence its possible to include in a speech. The more types of evidence you include, the stronger your speech will be!
Tests (Right Side): When selecting your evidence, make sure to consider the above criteria to choose the strongest, most applicable examples. Choose government or non-profit organization websites and library resources to find the most credible information.
Websites & Readings
The Orwell Reader by
Publication Date: 1956-01-01
The essay "Politics and the English Language" in this book is available on reserve in the Midtown Library.
Speech Writing Resources
Public Speaking: The Basics
This online course from the University of Pittsburgh covers the basics of topic selection, structure, argument & support, and presentation tips.
"The Equation for Persuasion"
This article by former U.S. national speech champion John Coleman covers the fundamentals of an effective persuasive speech. (Scroll down to page 9)
An explanation of the most common logical fallacies so that you can avoid them in your own speeches.
Use these tongue twisters to practice your elocution.
5 Ws and Credibility
Evaluating websites with the 5 Ws.
- Evaluating information by asking Who, What, Where, When, & Why?