Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience on the benefits of studying locally and to
convince them that ultimately, in the long run, it is wiser rather than studying overseas.
Central Idea: It is very much better to study locally, not only because of the good quality
of studies here, but many other supporting factors to ensure a balanced and wholesome
Attention Getter:You have just finished your SPM or O-Level Examinations, and just before you can relax
and chill out, a huge damning question mark hovers above you. Where am I going to
further my studies?
Link to Audience:I am sure that this is a problem most of you have had to face. Choosing where to study ,
either locally or overseas is always a difficult one, as it will define who, what and how
we turn out to be, besides our future, too.
Speaker’s Credibility:Even I have been plagued with this problem before, and until now I still think to myself
whether or not I made the right decision to study locally. However, having studied locally
for the past year, I am convinced that local studies is the way to go.
Thesis Statement:Therefore I would like to persuade all of you today that local studies is actually way
better than studying overseas due to a number of crucial factors.
Preview of Speech:In this speech I will bring up points as to why studying locally is better than overseas and
I will justify them.
Transition: Lets begin with the first point.
1) Studying locally allows us to save a lot of money.
a) Without a doubt, when it comes to where to study, the financial factor plays a big
role. Not everyone can afford to further their studies. And if we can afford, it is
way more economical to study locally. When parents want to send their children
to study for example medicine, the countries of choice are Australia, England,
Ireland, USA, India, Indonesia , Eastern European countries and many more... [continues]
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