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Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech

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A speech meant to teach something is written to _____ the audience.

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1. A speech to argue for or against something is written to _____ the audience.

2. What is a term for the specific purpose of a speech?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you check your knowledge of the different types of main points in speeches and how to get these points across. You will be quizzed on the different purposes of a speech and the best way to know that a speech will do what the author intends.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The intentions behind speeches written to teach the audience something
  • The purpose of a speech that makes people laugh
  • The intentions behind speeches written to make an argument
  • What the specific purpose of a speech is called
  • How to know that a speech will do what the author intends

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about speech writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding conveying main points in a speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about techniques of speech-writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing speeches, review the corresponding lesson on Crafting the Main Ideas of a Speech. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the main idea of a speech
  • Discuss different types of main points
  • Review techniques for getting main points across
  • Learn about the best use of main points
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