Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Becoming an Expert: May 17, 2017

Focus: How do we become experts in our speech topics?

Breaking News: You may now take up to six minutes for your speech.

1. Warming up with individual ideas about how you can use ethos, pathos, and logos in your speeches

2. Brainstorming a list of what you need to research, then dividing and conquering

A. Brainstorming example from Blackfish:
  • Interviews with Sea World trainers--did they know about the dangers?
  • Interviews with Sea World former executives
  • Tilicum's history--has he been aggressive before?
  • History of attacks at Sea World and other marine parks
  • Court documents surrounding this case
  • Footage of Sea World shows
  • Background info on whales in their natural environment
  • Accounts of whale behavior in captivity vs. natural environment
  • How are whales captured? How are they trained?
  • Accounts of attack on Dawn
  • Protests on Sea World
B. Dividing and conquering: Form a group note catcher

C. YOU NEED TO SHOW ME YOUR WORKS CITED BY THE END OF CLASS.

3. Using your research to create your speech:
  • Revisit your investigate question, turning point, and call to action: Do they still work, or do they need to be revised now that you've done your research?
  • Outline the body of your speech: What are three main points of your speech, and how does your research fit in? How will you transition from topic to topic/person to person?
  • Frame your speech: What will be your opening and closing? How will you use media to emphasize/accent your speech without overwhelming it?

HW:
1. Speeches will begin this Friday; all groups signed up must be ready to go. No extensions will be granted; if a member is absent, prepare to go without him/her.

2. ALL MAKE-UP WORK, REVISIONS, ETC. DUE THIS FRIDAY BY 3:00 PM.

Note: If you still have a Color of Water or Great Gatsby book, you need to turn it in to the bookkeeper. If you can't find your book, you will need to pay the fine. You will not be able to register for next year's classes until all books/fines are taken care of.

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