Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics

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What is the purpose of supporting ideas?

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1. John wants to speak about the similarities between the taste of alligator and the taste of chicken. What would be a good way to do this?

2. Smitty wants to convince his audience that his diet pill invention works better than any other on the market and is safe to use. What supporting idea should he use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Supporting ideas will back up your thesis in a speech, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how to use them. You will be assessed on your understanding of different types of supporting ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Speech thesis
  • Types of supporting ideas
  • How to use supporting ideas in a speech

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related speech lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as exposition and testimony
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding supporting ideas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about supporting ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about speech, review the accompanying lesson on Supporting Ideas of a Speech. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the use of supporting ideas
  • Identify examples of supporting ideas
  • Know the different types of supporting ideas
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