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SPC 1608 Ashton - Problem/Solution Speech: Step 3

Step 3 Outcomes

In this section:

  • you will select your three sources

  • you will learn how to cite your sources in the following ways:

  1. in a works cited page
  2. in the outline
  3. in your speech

Map, plan, or outline your speech first

Know where your speech needs to go before you begin. Problem-solution speeches have a lot of components and thus need to follow a tight structure: you address the problem, you establish middle ground between all concerned parties, and you present your vision for how to solve the problem.

Part 1: Selecting Your 3 Sources

In your research you may find several potential articles relevant to our speech.  After reading the articles, select three quotes to use in your speech.  Select quotes which clearly support your speech, and are not considered common knowledge.  Criteria for selecting the best three are: relevance, clarity, specificity, credibility, and novelty. After researching texting, the following quotes were selected:

"Up to 93 percent of communication is conveyed in tone of voice and body language, while only 7 percent is conveyed in words. With those statistics, it is no wonder that digital communication can be misinterpreted or be offensive inadvertently."

"1,500 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained while walking and using a cellphone--almost six times more people than were treated for such injuries in 2005."

"texting  pedestrians were 3.9 times more likely to disregard common safety guidelines, like obeying walk signals or looking both ways before crossing the street."

Part 2: Citing Your Sources

Select three quotes to incorporate in your speech and justify why you've chosen them based on the following criteria: relevance, clarity, specificity, credibility, and novelty. Open the file and submit this assignment in Canvas as a Word, HTML or PDF file.

Part 3: Quote Assignment

First: select three quotes to incorporate in your speech and write them below. Second: provide the MLA citation for each quote. Finally: justify why you've chosen them based on the following criteria: relevance, clarity, specificity, credibility, and/or novelty.