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Assignment Overview

In this writing assignment, you will review the process used to select a topic and determine the specific purpose and main points for a ceremonial speech.


An outline and reference list

Step 1 Plan your speech.

Select an occasion or situation for your ceremonial speech.

Step 2 Review the process of thesis development.

Review the information in Lesson 4 of the course about creating a specific purpose statement and thesis, deriving a question based on the thesis, and using the question to determine the main points to cover in the speech. Consider reviewing the documents you created for Assignment 4.1: Developing Purpose and Thesis Statements and Assignment 4.2: Get to the Point.

Step 3 Enter topic information.

In a document for this assignment, determine and enter the following information about your topic.

  • Description of the setting (occasion or situation) for your ceremonial speech
  • Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience)
  • Topic
  • General purpose
  • Specific purpose

Step 4 Select a pattern.

Based on your knowledge of patterns of organizing speech information, select a pattern of organization to use to create an outline for your speech.

Step 5 Create an outline based on the template provided.

Step 6 Create a reference list.

Include any and all sources you used to locate information for your outline.

Step 7 Save and submit your assignment.

Outline Template


General Purpose: To inform or to persuade

Specific Purpose:


  • Attention-getter:
  • Thesis Statement:
  • Preview of Main Points:


  • Overview of First Main Point
  • Overview of Second Main Point
  • Overview of Third Main Point
  • Supporting point
  • Supporting point


a)Supporting point

b) Supporting point

a)Supporting point

b) Supporting point

III.Conclusion (please write out using full sentences your whole introduction and then fill in the key items below)