Com101: Dr. Barnett
Informative Speech Assignment #1: Full-Sentence Outline
The Full-Sentence Outline is a complete version of the speech in outline form. The full-sentence outline asks you to select an informative speech topic, write a specific purpose statement, develop a thesis statement with information, organize main points using a recommended speech design, develop the main points with supporting material, cite sources using public speaking style, create an introduction, create a conclusion, add transitions, identify when and what type of visual aids will be presented, and document sources cited in APA Style.
The full-sentence outline is not a manuscript from which to memorize or read your speech. The purpose of the full-sentence outline is to ensure thorough and coherent development of your speech from proposal to presentation.
Steps to develop a Full-Sentence Outline
- Determine/write your topic (No how-to or demonstration speeches)
- Determine/write your general purpose, and determine/write your specific purpose statement.
- Determine/write your thesis statement.
- Construct/write main points.
- Determine/write your organizational pattern.
- Develop/write your main points with supporting material.
- Have at least 2 sub-points for each main point
- Use a three tier outline
- Cite Sources using APA format in the Body of the speech outline to document information.
- Include five academic sources.
- Citing Sources in the Introduction Attention-Getter or Conclusion Clincher do NOT count towards the grading requirement.
- Only one quote per source; paraphrase additional quotes.
- Add an introduction; include an attention getter, your thesis statement, your credibility, and a preview of your main points.
- Add a conclusion; include a signal for the conclusion, a review of the main points, a restatement of the thesis, and a clincher.
- Add transitions to the speech outline
- Add visual aid notes to the speech outline
- Create the references page using APA Style at the end of the outline
- Review and proofread your speech content, organization, and outline