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Gass - Persuasive Speech + Research  

Freshman CP English, Fall 2014
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The Assignment

Paper/Speech Requirements:

o   3-5 typed pages, Times New Roman 12 pt font, Double spaced, 1" margins

o   MLA format  Works Cited page (does not count in page length) and at least 5 in-text citations

o   At least 2 Rhetorical Devices (rhetorical question, parallelism, repetition, analogy, hyperbole)

o   At least 2 Persuasive Techniques (bandwagon, loaded words, testimonial, transfer, plain folks, appeals to pity, fear, or vanity, or ethical appeal)

o   Notecards: used during speech

o   Speech: 5-8 minutes


MLA format for In-text Citations and Works Cited Page

An in-text citation is required when you are using someone else's IDEA or WORDS.  Use parenthesis around the author's last name or, if there is no author listed, a shortened version of the title within quotation marks.  For example:

   (Pappas). or ("Adoption").

 A Works Cited page lists all your sources of information. Opposing Viewpoints in Context has each article's MLA citation at the bottom of the page; just copy and paste into a Word document.  Organize your citations in alphabetical order and don't forget to indent the second line.   


Where to get your facts:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    If you ever need a password, use Elvis.

    This database accesses a variety of sources to provide general, pro and con information about controversial topics.

    Use the "Browse Issues" tab to see a list of the topics in this database.

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