Touchstone 1: Special Occasion Speech
ASSIGNMENT: Think about a special occasion 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 commemorate an occasion. See the following list of example occasions for inspiration. Personal
Speech at a graduation
Toast at a wedding or other party
Eulogy at a funeral
Presenting an award for academic work (paper, research, report)
Accepting an award for original creative work
Speech at a community gathering (PTA meeting, boy/girl scout convention, town hall, homeowner’s association, athletic league, school board meeting, etc.)
Celebrating staff at a company retreat
Sharing a professional milestone
Download and answer each question in the Unit 1 Touchstone Template based on the speech you are thinking of. Unit 1 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
Connecting your Audience, Purpose, and Message Analyzing your Audience
Step 1: Answer Questions Download the Unit 1 template and answer the questions in each section. Consider your audience, purpose, and thesis to answer each of the questions in these sections. Make sure to answer in detail, using complete sentences.
Step 2: Review Rubric Review the rubric to ensure that you understand how you will be evaluated. Contact a Sophia learning coach with 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 1 Touchstone Template on Sophia.
Answer each question with 1 to 3 complete sentences
Your responses should be 300 to 500 words in total
All writing must be appropriate for an academic context
Follow academic writing conventions (correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting)
Composition must be original and written for this assignment; plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited
Use a readable 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins
Submission should include your name, the name of the course, the date, and the title of your composition