The objective of the student speech analysis assignment is to analyze another student’s speech so that you will have a better understanding of the grading criteria used in this course, as well as learn to listen for key concepts we have discussed in this course.
You will watch a copy of a student speech, available in this Module. You will then write a two to three-page paper evaluating this speech as if you were the professor. You may find the rubric used for the speeches in this course helpful.
In order to keep your paper organized and focused, please comment on the following areas or sections:
1. Speech Introduction
2. Body and Signposts
3. Speech Conclusion
4. Overall Impressions
Now let’s discuss the questions you should cover in each section.
In your analysis of the speech’s introduction, answer the following questions:
1. Was the introduction effective?
2. What device did the speaker use to get the audience’s attention?
3. Was there a clear preview of his/her main points of the speech?
4. How did the speaker establish credibility?
In your analysis of the speech’s body and signposts, answer the following questions:
1. Was the body well developed and clear?
2. What was the transition from the introduction to the body?
3. What were the main points of the speech?
4. Did the speaker cite sources in their speech, if so what were the sources?
5. What signposts were present?
In your analysis of the speech’s conclusion, answer the following questions:
1. Was the conclusion effective?
2. How did the speaker indicate they were finishing their speech?
3. Did the speaker recap their main points?
To close your paper, provide your overall impressions of the speech. Include what was done well, and what areas of the speech, whether content, delivery, structure, etc. that needed improvement.
You are welcome to extend beyond the questions abovebut these should give you a baseline for starting your speech.
Your analysis should be two to three pages (typed), one-inch margins, double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, with no cover page required. You must cite the course textbook to support your analysis, using APA formatting.