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Public Speaking - COMM 2045: Persuasive Speech

Find a Controversial Topic

These resources will help you identify your speech topic and provide evidence to back up your main points.

Primary Sources

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

Researching Your Arguments

Databases like Opposing Viewpoints In Context and SIRS Knowledge Source are both great starting points for speech topics and excellent resources for demonstrating and addressing the opposing points of view.

Logical Fallacies

The speech must be free of logical fallacies! Logic and reasoning must be solid.