Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics Video


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What is a broad area of knowledge?

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1. What is the knowledge about a specific category or piece of the subject area called?

2. John is to give a speech on a topic of his choosing on the subject of federal lands. John has a college degree in outdoor recreation and has vacationed several times in various National Parks. By choosing the topic of 'Recreational Opportunities in National Parks,' John is choosing:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your understanding of the steps involved in choosing an appropriate speech topic. You will be quizzed on topics discussed in the lesson, including knowledge areas and strategies for choosing a topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessments will check your understanding of the following:

  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Considering your background and experience when choosing a topic
  • Formulating a topic for a persuasive speech
  • Research

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about formulating a speech topic in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what to consider when picking a topic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about subject areas and topics

Additional Learning

To learn more about formulating a speech topic, review the accompanying lesson on Steps For Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the subject and topic
  • Learn strategies for choosing a topic
  • Understand the characteristics of a good topic
  • Avoid common pitfalls in topic selection