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8.1: Learning Objectives and Key Terms

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    Learning Objectives
    • Select a topic appropriate to the audience and occasion.
    • Formulate a specific purpose statement that identifies precisely what you will do in your speech.
    • Craft a thesis statement (central idea) that clearly and succinctly summarizes the argument you will make in your speech.
    • Identify and arrange the main points of your speech according to one of many organizational styles discussed in this chapter.
    • Connect the points of your speech to one another.
    • Create a preparation and speaking outline for your speech.
    Key Terms
    • Causal Pattern
    • Chronological Pattern
    • Coordination
    • Division
    • Main Points
    • Parallelism
    • Preparation Outline
    • Preview Statement
    • Purpose Statement
    • Sign Post
    • Spatial Pattern
    • Speaking Outline
    • Specific Purpose Statement
    • Subordination
    • Thesis
    • Topical Pattern
    • Transitional Statements

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