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  • Taking Notes
    about an Unfamiliar Topic Think about Previous Classes Talk to Others Framing a Thesis Statement Strategies For Framing a Thesis Statement Researching Your Topic Gathering Materials Taking Notes Citing Sources Within Your Speech Creating Your Bibliography Some Cautions Structuring an Informative Speech Introduction Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Taking Notes W hile doing your research you may want to carry notecards When you come across a useful passage copy the source and the information onto the notecard or copy and paste the information You should maintain a working bibliography as you research so you always know which sources you have consulted and so the process of writing citations into the speech and creating the bibliography will be easier You ll need to determine what information recording strategies work best for you Talk to other students instructors and librarians to get tips on conducting efficient research Spend time refining your system and you will soon be able to focus on the information instead of the record keeping tasks Previous Continue Introduction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE

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  • Citing Sources Within Your Speech
    Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Citing Sources Within Your Speech C onsult with your instructor to determine how much research source information should be included in your speech Realize that a source citation within your speech is defined as a reference to or quotation from material you have gathered during your research and an acknowledgement of the source For example within your speech you might say As John W Bobbitt said in the December 22 1993 edition of the Denver Post Ouch In this case you have included a direct quotation and provided the source of the quotation If you do not quote someone you might say After the first week of the 1995 baseball season attendance was down 13 5 from 1994 This statistic appeared in the May 7 1995 edition of the Denver Post Whatever the case whenever you use someone else s ideas thoughts or words you must provide a source citation to give proper credit to the creator of the information Failure to cite sources can be interpreted as plagiarism which is a

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  • Creating Your Bibliography
    Framing a Thesis Statement Strategies For Framing a Thesis Statement Researching Your Topic Gathering Materials Taking Notes Citing Sources Within Your Speech Creating Your Bibliography Some Cautions Structuring an Informative Speech Introduction Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Creating Your Bibliography A s with all aspects of your speech be sure to check with your instructor to get specific details about the assignment Generally the bibliography includes only those sources you cited during the speech Don t pad the bibliography with every source you read saw on the shelf or heard of from friends When you create the bibliography you should simply go through your complete sentence outline and list each source you cite This is also a good way to check if you have included enough reference material within the speech You will need to alphabetize the bibiography by authors last name and include the following information author s name article title publication title volume date page number s You may need to include additional information you need to talk with your instructor to confirm the required

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  • Some Cautions
    Topic Learn More about an Unfamiliar Topic Think about Previous Classes Talk to Others Framing a Thesis Statement Strategies For Framing a Thesis Statement Researching Your Topic Gathering Materials Taking Notes Citing Sources Within Your Speech Creating Your Bibliography Some Cautions Structuring an Informative Speech Introduction Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Some Cautions W hen doing research use caution in choosing your sources You need to determine which sources are more credible than others and attempt to use a wide variety of materials The broader the scope of your research the more impressive and believable your information You should draw from different sources e g a variety of magazines Time Newsweek US News World Report National Review Mother Jones as well as different types of sources i e use interviews newspapers periodicals and books instead of just newspapers The greater your variety the more apparent your hard work and effort will be Solid research skills result in increased credibility and effectiveness for the speaker Previous Continue Introduction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU

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  • Structuring an Informative Speech
    Structuring an Informative Speech Introduction Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Structuring an Informative Speech T ypically informative speeches have three parts Introduction Body Conclusion In this section we discuss the three parts of an informative speech calling attention to specific elements that can enhance the effectiveness of

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  • Introduction
    Strategies For Framing a Thesis Statement Researching Your Topic Gathering Materials Taking Notes Citing Sources Within Your Speech Creating Your Bibliography Some Cautions Structuring an Informative Speech Introduction Attention Getters Thesis Statement Audience Adaptation Credibility Statement Preview the Main Points Transition to the Body Body Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Introduction T he introduction sets the tone of the entire speech The introduction should be brief and to the point as it accomplishes these several important tasks Typically there are six main components of an effective introduction Attention Getters Thesis Statement Audience Adaptation Credibility Statement Preview Transition to the Body As in any social situation your audience makes strong assumptions about you during the first eight or ten seconds of your speech For this reason you need to start solidly and launch the topic clearly Focus your efforts on completing these tasks and moving on to the real information the body of the speech Typically there are six main components of an effective introduction These tasks do not have to be handled in this order but this layout

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  • Body
    Research Conclusion Outlining an Informative Speech The Complete Sentence Outline The Speaking Outline Delivering an Informative Speech Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Informative Speaking Body S trategic organization helps increase the clarity and effectiveness of your speech Four key issues are discussed in this section Main Ideas Organizational Patterns Connective Devices References to Outside Research The body contains the bulk of information in your speech and

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  • Conclusion
    the Thesis Review the Main Points Close Effectively Take a deep breath If you made it to the conclusion you are on the brink of finishing Below are the tasks you should complete in your conclusion Re assert Reinforce the Thesis W hen making the transition to the conclusion attempt to make clear distinctions verbally and nonverbally that you are now wrapping up the information and providing final comments about the topic Refer back to the thesis from the introduction with wording that calls the original thesis into memory Assert that you have accomplished the goals of your thesis statement and create the feeling that audience members who actively considered your information are now equipped with an understanding of your topic Reinforce whatever mood tone you chose for the speech and attempt to create a big picture of the speech Review the Main Points W ithin the conclusion re state the main points of the speech Since you have used parallel wording for your main points in the introduction and body don t break that consistency in the conclusion Frame the review so the audience will be reminded of the preview and the developed discussion of each main point After the review you may want to create a statement about why those main points fulfilled the goals of the speech Close Effectively Finish strongly When you close your speech craft statements that reinforce the message and leave the audience with a clear feeling about what was accomplished with your speech You might finalize the adaptation by discussing the benefits of listening to the speech and explaining what you think audience members can do with the information Remember to maintain an informative tone for this speech You should not persuade about beliefs or positions rather you should persuade the audience that

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