Date Time  Professor Speech & Public Speaking The Far Side  by Gary Larson
Library Resources <ul><li>Library Catalog   (Books, E-books, Videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Research Databases   (Articles) </l...
For current issues, start with the databases: <ul><li>Wilson Omnifile </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis </li></ul><ul><li>CQ R...
Advanced Search Page for Wilson Omnifile Omnifile Fulltext covers many disciplines Enter search terms Options to limit sea...
What is the leading cause of death for college-aged students? <ul><li>Possible search terms? </li></ul>Other suggestions? ...
Should fast food be banned from school cafeterias?  McDonald’s sundial billboard at  http://briansibleysblog.blogspot.com/...
Should fast food be banned from school cafeterias? Need visual data to back up your argument? Limit your search to article...
Evaluating Websites & Other Information Resources <ul><li>The Art of Public Speaking  by Stephen E. Lucas </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Sponsorship : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is supporting the website?  What group made it possible? </li></ul></ul><u...
Evaluating Websites, continued <ul><li>Recency : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How current is the information? </li></ul></ul><ul>...
PERSUASIVE SPEECH OR ESSAY <ul><li>Persuasive research contains information to help people make a decision. </li></ul><ul>...
Choosing a Topic   <ul><li>Select something of interest to you.  </li></ul><ul><li>How long do you have to do this project...
Finding Background Information   <ul><li>Prepare a brief Overview/Outline—what information is needed to support your posit...
Assembling the Persuasive Argument   <ul><li>Search for books in the library Catalog.  Information ranges from general bac...
Cite Your Sources <ul><li>SCAD Writing Center Handouts   http://www.scad.edu/services/library/writingcenter/handouts.cfm  ...
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Preparing for Speeches and Public Speaking

  1. 1. Date Time Professor Speech & Public Speaking The Far Side by Gary Larson
  2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>Library Catalog (Books, E-books, Videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Research Databases (Articles) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilson Omnifile (+ Art Fulltext for art & design topics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2003 United Feature Syndicate
  3. 3. For current issues, start with the databases: <ul><li>Wilson Omnifile </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Omnifile : Various subjects from humanities to social sciences. Some fulltext articles. If article is not fulltext, use Library Owns? link to see if the library has the journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis : News articles from all over the world. All fulltext but no images. </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher : In-depth coverage of social & political issues. Fulltext articles/reports, including images, tables, graphs, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advanced Search Page for Wilson Omnifile Omnifile Fulltext covers many disciplines Enter search terms Options to limit search Limit to Fulltext Articles
  5. 5. What is the leading cause of death for college-aged students? <ul><li>Possible search terms? </li></ul>Other suggestions? Death OR Mortality OR Morbidity College students OR Youth OR Teenagers OR University Causes OR Risks Examples: Alcohol, Suicide, Traffic accidents Related terms Psychological Statistics
  6. 6. Should fast food be banned from school cafeterias? McDonald’s sundial billboard at http://briansibleysblog.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html
  7. 7. Should fast food be banned from school cafeterias? Need visual data to back up your argument? Limit your search to articles with tables or graphs HINT ! Children or School children Nutrition or Nutrition education Fast Food Restaurants (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King …) Obesity or Obesity in children or Obesity and prevention School lunches or School cafeterias Marketing or Advertising
  8. 8. Evaluating Websites & Other Information Resources <ul><li>The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas </li></ul><ul><li>Authorship : </li></ul><ul><li>Who “wrote” the website? </li></ul><ul><li>What are his/her qualifications? Consider education, career, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Is he/she an expert on this topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the website mention an author at all? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Sponsorship : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is supporting the website? What group made it possible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the sponsor create a bias? Can the information be trusted? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially important if you cannot find the author’s name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for an “About Us” link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the URL address end? </li></ul></ul>Evaluating Websites, continued .edu Schools, colleges, universities .org Organizations, associations .gov Government agencies .com Commercial businesses
  10. 10. Evaluating Websites, continued <ul><li>Recency : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How current is the information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information outdated and no longer useful? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for “Last Updated” at the bottom of the page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online information can be updated more quickly, but it is not necessarily current </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. PERSUASIVE SPEECH OR ESSAY <ul><li>Persuasive research contains information to help people make a decision. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to persuade people to change in some way. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To change the way they think about something </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To change the way they do things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To do something that they do not do now </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your speech will be successful if your audience is willing to make the change you suggested. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Choosing a Topic <ul><li>Select something of interest to you. </li></ul><ul><li>How long do you have to do this project?  Plan time to modify topic and prepare speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to adapt your topic based on availability of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and refine the topic.  Keep your audience in mind! </li></ul><ul><li>Create a series of questions to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the main concepts or keywords (think of a series of synonyms to describe your topic). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Finding Background Information <ul><li>Prepare a brief Overview/Outline—what information is needed to support your position? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine significant dates, names, and places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define terminology specific to the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use General Reference Resources as good ways to gather background information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related subjects are for finding information on your topic, especially if your topic is a narrow one. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Assembling the Persuasive Argument <ul><li>Search for books in the library Catalog.  Information ranges from general background to very detailed and specific information. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for articles using Research Databases.  Articles are often more current than books, especially important for current issues. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Find statistical sources of data to support your position. Statistics also make good visuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Government Documents are also great sources for statistics. Find official governmental positions on issues as seen in reports, legislation, and law. </li></ul><ul><li>Use biographical sources to find information on a person's life and ideas. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cite Your Sources <ul><li>SCAD Writing Center Handouts http://www.scad.edu/services/library/writingcenter/handouts.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Bibme.org (create a bibliography) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bibme.org </li></ul><ul><li>MLA Style FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mla.org/style_faq </li></ul>
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