I love it when a plan comes together!

This week, our students have been working on building a presentation that is pulling together all the elements of their research projects so that they will be able to decide whether to stick with their own topic, or join someone else’s. The slides required for their presentation include:

1)Slide with a pitch introducing their issue

2)Slide with the SOAPSTone for their 1st article

3)Slide discussing the ethos/logos/pathos in their 1st article

4)Slide with a SOAPSTone for their 2nd article

5)Slide with a ethos/logos/pathos in their 2nd article

6)Slide refuting the appeals from the article that they disagree with (this is most effective when it is the same type of appeal used to refute a point)

7)Slide with a info on an organization/person that is working on their issue

8)Slide with a letter to the organization/person

9) Slide with an idea for a local project addressing their issue



Making your pitch perfect!

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Combining my background in grassroots organizing and debate, we are going to work on creating an elevator speech, pitch or rap designed to educate someone quickly about the issue you have decided you want to work on. Your pitch is a 3-5 minute speech that will tell your audience the answer to 3 questions :

  1. What is the issue? Explain what it is that you are talking to them about. Why does this have a lot of significance or importance, both to you and other people?
  2.  Why  should they care? What are the impacts of this situation and how can it harm them?
  3. What can they do? Ask specifically for them to do a concrete action:

You should use all three different rhetorical appeals at least 2 times. You can submit your work via Google doc, audio file, or YouTube video.