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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will understand the importance of research as a speechmaker. Students will be able to do research and evaluate information as credible or not. Furthermore, students will be able to identify types of plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarism in their speeches.



Chapter 3.1

Power of What

This section explores various types of supporting materials that should be used in the speechmaking process.

This section teaches research methods and where to find supporting materials.

This section discusses discusses why credibility is important for not only a presenter but for the material they are presenting. 

This section introduces the concept of plagiarism and why work citation is important. 

Review Questions

1) What is the purpose of supporting materials? 

2) A narration used to reinforce a point is a what? 

3) Why must you be wary of statistics? 

4) Hypothetical or factual stories can help do what with your audience?

5) Why are search engines not sources?

6) Why should you make lists of each source?

7) Are personal experiences a form of research? Would you have considered them as research?

8) How do you determine credibility of a source? What questions should you consider when determining credibility? 

9) If a speaker uses an entire thought, word for word, of another speaker without citing them they are committing which type of plagiarism? 

10) How are intentional and unintentional plagiarism different? How are the similar? 

11) When you know something isn't your original thought but you aren't sure where it originally came from, should you use a citation?

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