Communications

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A. Describe your intended audience and why the topic is important to this audience (suggested length of 2–5 sentences).

B. Create a presentation plan (e.g., outline) for a five- to seven-minute presentation on your chosen topic by including the following parts:
1. an effective introduction that includes the following aspects:
• an attention-getting opening
• a thesis statement
• a preview of the main points of the presentation

Note: For a five- to seven-minute speech, two to three main points are recommended.

2. supporting evidence (e.g., statistics, published research) for the main points

Note: Avoid using personal opinion, personal research, or personal experience as your supporting evidence.

3. an effective conclusion that includes a summary of the main points and closing comments.
4. a minimum of three credible sources
a. Acknowledge sources within the text for all content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, and provide a reference list that includes the

author, date of publication, title, and location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, website URL) for each source. APA citation style is strongly

encouraged.

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C. Attach one visual element (e.g., chart, graph, picture, model) that supports one of the main points with acknowledgement of any source information

used.

 

 

 

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