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Public Speaking - COMM 2045: Informative Speech

Finding an Informative Topic

These resources will help you identify your speech topic and provide evidence for your main points.

Primary Sources

Primary sources are recommended for this assignment, so be sure to review the Primary Source Information page in this guide.

Researching Your Arguments

See the How to Research guide for tutorial help on conducting research for assignments. The Articles and Resources page in this guide has more resources for credible sources and data for research and to support arguments.

Databases like Research In Context and the Literature Resource Center's Topic Finder tool offer a huge selection of research materials and primary sources by category.

Designing a Speech Outline

The following YouTube tutorial explains in detail each of the steps in making an outline for speeches (length 5:07).