I’m studying for my Communications class and need an explanation.
This is the first step in writing Paper One. Complete the attached form, and submit it to this link. The speech you choose to analyze for this assignment will be the speech you use for Paper One.
For more explanation, see the example and explanatory video under modules.
I just wanted to quickly clarify that the Descriptive Analysis assignment should cover the speech you plan to analyze for Paper One. The assignment refers to a political speech, but I mean this very broadly. You can analyze any speech that involves persuasion. That is, you can analyze any speech that is attempting to influence the audience’s behavior, and/or opinions. So while a speech from the recent political conventions, or a politician’s stump speech, would work quite well, a TED Talk could also work. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you are unsure as to whether a specific speech would work.
If you are having trouble finding potential topics, you might look at the Online Speech Bank at americanrhetoric.com: