General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about how to relieve stress in college
Thesis statement: It is important to know how to prevent stress before it happens and when it does happen how to find good methods on how to cope with stress.
I. Attention gaining device: It is finals week and you have been panicking about passing your classes for the past month. You are getting very little sleep because you are studying and the possibility of you not passing your class will become reality if you don’t study. You are stressed. The fact is many college students are overwhelmingly stressed.
II. Establish Credibility: according to an Associated Press-mtvU poll found in may 25, 2009, eighty-five per cent of the students reported feeling stress in their daily lives in recent months
III. Relate topic to the audience: This means that more than 4/5 of the people in this class experienced stress the past few months.
IV. Thesis statement: It is important to know how to prevent stress before it happens and when it does happen how to find good methods on how to cope with stress.
V. Preview: Today I will be explaining ways to prevent stress, good ways to cope with stress, and some not so good ways to cope with stress.
I. The first thing that should be done to live in a stress free environment is prevention of stress. Two of the best ways to prevent stress are time management and avoiding procrastination.
a. In Todd Smith’s article “33 ways to prevent stress” he explains that there is stress that we can and cannot control. For stress we can control, the two best ways of avoiding it are stopping procrastination and better time management.
b. According to an article by Ali Beirman, “stress- procrastination leads to stress” Procrastination leads to stress. When you know you need to finish a task yet fail to take action toward that end you wind up... [continues]
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