ERIC Number: ED454561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Point of View Speech (A Speech Assignment in Critical Thinking).
Brydges, Michael E.
This paper delineates an exercise where students are encouraged to give their point of view to a quotation received (the activity is an adaptation from the Impromptu Speaking event in Competitive Forensics). The paper states that students are to explain the meaning of a quotation (topic themes may be from ecology, education, environment, life, relationships, conflict, etc.) and that students must define necessary words, then give reasons of why they agree or disagree. It notes that the objective is to have students understand the basic structure of a formal argument and that this assignment is the first step in getting them to understand the meaning of argument in its most basic form. The paper outlines the procedures for the two class sessions suggested for the assignment; gives the requirements; and discusses the introduction, the body, the conclusion, and grading. Appended are an evaluation form and sample lists of quotations for diverse topics. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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