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5: Researching Your Speech Topic

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  • Learning Objectives

    After reading this chapter, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the difference between primary and secondary sources;
    • Distinguish between reliable and unreliable information on the Internet;
    • Access and find reliable information on the Internet;
    • Explain basic terminology needed for Internet research;
    • Construct a short survey usable for analyzing an audience;
    • Conduct short interviews for information for speeches;
    • Recognize information that should be cited;