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SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech (Stetter): Finding Key Words

Persuasive Speech #1

Proposition of fact:

  • Historical controversy
  • Predictions
  • Questions of existence

Proposition of Value:

  • Laws
  • Social norms
  • Products

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Required Sources

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You must use two credible sources.

Turning Your Topic into Key Words

My topic is a Proposition of Value: Outsourcing jobs to foreign countries hurts the U.S. economy.

Pick out the keywords in your question. Example:

Outsourcing jobs

United States                         

Economy

 

Think of related words: For example, the word impact is probably a better term to search than the word hurt.

Unemployment is a term that is related to economy, but may yield specific information about loss of  jobs.

Adding the term statistics will get you to data on your topic

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