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PERSUASIVE OUTLINE

ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED + SAMPLE RESPONSES

|NOTE: These items do not necessarily have to be addressed in the order/way here indicated in your actual speech. | |NOTE: Please type the questions and your answers |

Name: _______________

Topic: ________________

Day/Time: _____________

Purpose Statement: The purpose of my speech is to PERSUADE my target audience that the Ford Mustang is a better car than the Chevrolet Camaro (type of claim)

Ex: The purpose of my speech is to persuade my target audience that the Ford Mustang is, and always has been, a better car than its rival, the Chevrolet Camaro. (policy)

1. How will you attract/orient your audience to your Main Claim?

Ex: I will use an eye-catching picture that has both cars in it.

2. How will you establish the relevance of your Main Claim for your TARGET AUDIENCE?

Ex: Everybody likes the Mustang and the Camaro.

3. What specific characteristics of the audience will you VERBALLY IDENTIFY to establish COMMON GROUND and/or to create a COMMON IDENTITY for you and them? (use the "we" key)

Ex: We as young, health minded college students and future parents might want to buy a sports car in the future. The Mustang and Camaro are undoubtedly two of the most common sports cars in America. Iā€™m going to tell you which is the better buy.

4. What question/general comment will you raise IN YOUR INTRODUCTION which will focus your audience toward your Main Claim? (List at least three.)

Ex: Both cars are very similar.
Ex: The Mustang has been in production longer than the Camaro. Ex: Which car is faster?
Ex: Which car is a better driving experience?

5. How will you provide a sense of direction or structure for your audience to follow?

Ex: I will preview my sub claims directly.
Ex: I will substitute #4 for my preview...
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