Complete an outline to prepare for your Informative Speech that you will deliver in Week 5. This outline is designed to help you organize and detail what you will cover in your speech, as you learned in Chapter 11. Be sure to consider key ideas from the lesson and the reading as you plan your speech: selecting a topic you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about, creating a solid thesis statement, conducting thorough credible research, and so forth. Your topic should be strictly informative, where you are providing information to your audience while remaining objective. This is not the speech to take a stance or insert your opinions. (You’ll get an opportunity to do that later.)
For this assignment, you will be using the Week 4 Preparation Outline TemplateLinks to an external site..
For examples of preparation outlines for the Informative Speech, see the Example of Informative Speech Preparation Outline documents in the Files section of our course.
Based on your research on your topic from a minimum of 3 scholarly sources, include three in-text citations from these sources within the body of the outline. The last page of the outline should be a References page listing sources cited in the outline. Make sure your in-text citations and references are in APA seventh edition format.
Submit your Informative Speech Preparation Outline as a Microsoft Word document (not a PDF or MAC .pages file) by the Sunday deadline.
Be sure to submit by the due date.
RubricInformative Speech Preparation Outline Grading RubricInformative Speech Preparation Outline Grading RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe speech title, purpose, thesis statement, and main ideas are presented clearly and concisely. The topic is appropriate for an informative speech.25 to >0.0 ptsMet Requirement0 ptsMissed Meeting the Requirement25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure and Development: Logical structure indicates a clear progression of ideas written in complete sentences, including an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion with transitions between sections.15 to >0.0 ptsMet Requirement0 ptsMissed Meeting the Requirement15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Research: The information presented is supported by research from a minimum of three credible sources.15 to >0.0 ptsMet Requirement0 ptsMissed Meeting the Requirement15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe outline correctly follows the Speech Preparation Outline Template format. Sentences are complete. In-text citations and references are in APA seventh edition style. Spelling and grammar are correct.