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Sexual Violence/Assaults on College Campuses
Purpose: To inform the audience about sexual violence in college
Thesis: As college students, it is important for us to understand what sexual violence is, how we can avoid it, and where we can go for help if it happens to us.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
A. Attention Getter: Eileen had just started her second semester of college and was a week away from turning 18. Upon returning to school, she and a couple of other friends went to a party where they got split up. She ran into one of her trusted guy friends and decided to stick with him for the night. As the night went on, Eileen had been given a number of shots, drinks, and beers from her friend. At the end of the night her friend decided to walk her back home and take her to her dorm room. From what she remembers, this was the most traumatic night of Eileen’s life.
B. Relevance: As first year college students, we are faced with the unfortunate chance of being sexually assaulted and we need to be informed of the subject.
C. Credibility: Being a student myself, I could not imagine anything happening to my friends or even me.
D. Thesis: It is important for college students to understand what sexual violence is, how we can avoid it, and where we can go for help if it happens to us.
E. Preview: I will talk about the correct definition of rape and its punishments, what to look out for, the life-long effects it has, and places to go for help.
A. First we will discuss what is considered rape and what the punishments for committing the crime are.
1. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network founded in 1994 by Scott Berkowitz, a criminal sexual assault in Illinois can be considered 2 different things. Rape is when someone has sex by use of force or threat of force. It’s also considered rape when the offender knows that the victim is unable to understand the nature of the act or is