ERIC Number: EJ889929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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"Show and Tell" Persuasion
Miller, Virgil R.
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p28-30 Jan 2004
Objective: To engage in the process of formulating compelling persuasive arguments. Type of speech: Persuasive. Point value: Incorporated into participation points. Requirements: (a) References: 0; (b) Length: 1-2 minutes; (c) Visual aid: No; (d) Outline: No; (e) Prerequisite reading: Chapter 19 (DeVito, 2003); (f) Additional requirements: None. All students have opinions about a variety of subjects and issues. What they often lack, however, is the ability to clearly express their opinion in a persuasive manner. The goal of this assignment is to show students how to formulate a compelling persuasive argument, after which they should be able to think carefully about arguments before the arguments are made, consider the basis of their opinions, select and create the best persuasive appeals to express their opinions to others, and consider the possible counter-arguments to their opinion. In short, this assignment provides students with the opportunity to "show" the validity of their position and then "tell" that position to others. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Opinions, Speech Communication, Assignments, Group Activities, Validity
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