About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Have fallen behind in understanding how to use search engines to conduct online research or the differences between primary and secondary research.
- Need an efficient way to learn about researching a speech.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
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- Missed class time and need to catch up.
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How it works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Researching the Speech chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What kinds of supporting ideas and materials are used to prepare speeches?
- Why is it important to evaluate sources for credibility?
- What's the best way to plan and conduct effective interviews?
- How and when should sources be cited when presenting a speech?
1. Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose
Conducting research is more than just typing a few keywords into a search database. In this lesson, you will learn about effective research strategies and how to tailor your research to your audience.
2. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance
Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.
3. Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech
When you are developing a speech, you need research to back up your claims. You can use different types of supporting materials strategically to help you. In this lesson, you will learn about these supporting materials and how to use them in your speech.
4. Using Search Engines for Online Research
The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.
5. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
6. Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech
Supporting materials are the foundation of any good speech. This lesson shows you how to find the right type of supporting materials for the ideas and concepts in your speech!
7. How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support
Conducting an interview for speech support is more than just asking a bunch of questions. In this lesson, you will learn about the techniques to prepare and conduct an interview. You will also learn how to best use your interview information for speech support.
8. Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech
Citing sources while researching for a speech is an important, yet overlooked skill. This skill can help you develop your speech and avoid plagiarism. Learn the tips and tricks for citing sources and researching in this lesson!
9. Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech
Sometimes it can be confusing knowing when and how to cite sources during a speech, especially when using a visual aid like PowerPoint. This lesson has some tips and tricks to help you!
10. Speech Act Theory: Definition & Pragmatics
Speech act theory takes a close look at what we say, how we say it and what it really means. This lesson focuses on helping us to communicate more effectively. You'll never look at a text message the same way again!
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking 101: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review
- Analyzing Your Audience: Help and Review
- Listening and Feedback: Help and Review
- Speech Topic, Purpose & Thesis: Help & Review
- Organizing The Speech: Help and Review
- Outlining The Speech: Help and Review
- Language and Style: Help and Review
- Speech Delivery: Help and Review
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports: Help and Review
- Types of Speeches: Help and Review
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review
- Speech Evaluation: Help and Review
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech: Help and Review