The area we are dealing with is human relationships. That means romance, love, friendship, loyalty, trust, communication, empathy and human interaction.
You will be writing and delivering an argumentative speech based on a one of the following claims…
- The punishment for murder should always be death.
- Teenagers can’t understand what true love really is.
- Killing someone in revenge for killing a close friend of yours is justified.
- Good friends should stick together at all times no matter how wrong a friend may be.
- Parents should make decisions about their children’s lives.
- It is possible to fall in love at first sight.
- Telling lies or hiding the truth is acceptable in certain situations.
- Family feuds only affect adults.
- There are times when arranged marriage is appropriate.
Use the concept map (handout with all the circles) from class as a way to build ideas. For example
- You introduce a main claim
- You have four supporting arguments.
- You have two examples to illustrate each argument.
- You have a closing statement that reenforces the claim
It’s necessary to remember your transition words that move you from one idea to the other. First, also, next, furthermore, in addition, thusly, therefore, finally, nevertheless, on the other hand, moreover, however, consequently.
When you have your claim decided, you will want to write it as a bold statement in the comments section of this post. You don’t need “I think” or “in my opinion”. State the claim as fact and then back it up. The whole process of making the speech will be more enjoyable if you ACTUALLY BELIEVE and CAN ACTUALLY SUPPORT you claim.