ASSIGNMENT: Think about an informative speech that you would like to present on a topic of your choice. The speech can be for any context and any length, but the purpose must be to inform. See the list of example speech occasions for inspiration. Personal
Demonstration presentation (showing how to do something)
Presenting academic work (paper, research, report)
Present and explain original creative work
Sharing relevant information at a community gathering (PTA meeting, boy/girl scout convention, town hall, homeowner’s association, athletic league, school board meeting, etc.)
Communicating a community initiative or policy
Presenting to staff (new initiatives, pep talks, announcements, etc.)
Presenting to colleagues or peers (idea sharing, status updates, etc.)
Presenting to superiors (project plan, project summary, etc.)
Download and answer each question in the the Unit 2 Touchstone Template based on the speech you are thinking of. Unit 2 Touchstone Template In order to foster learning and growth, all work you submit must be original for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the Touchstone.
Touchstone Support Videos
Evaluating your Sources Maintaining Relevance and Balance
Step 1: Answer Questions Download the Unit 2 Touchstone template and complete the following parts:
Part 1: Topic: Consider your audience, purpose, and thesis.
Part 2: Sources: Utilize your program resources, the internet or a local library to find three credible sources that are relevant to your speech.
Part 3: Support: Read through your sources to identify five pieces of evidence that support your thesis. Be sure to use at least three different types of sources (example, statistic, analogy, definition, visual, story, testimony).
Part 4: Reflection: Answer the reflection questions at the end of the touchstone template.
Step 2: Review Rubric Review the rubric to ensure that you understand how you will be evaluated. Ask a Sophia learning coach if you have any questions.
Step 3: Review Checklist and Requirements Review the checklist and requirements to ensure that your Touchstone is complete.
Step 4: Submit Submit your completed Unit 2 Touchstone Template on Sophia.
Refer to the checklist below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.