Purposes of Supporting Materials

Purposes of Supporting Materials

Chapter 8 Supporting Your Speech This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; Any rental, lease, or lending of the program. Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004

Purposes of Supporting Materials Clarity Vividness Credibility Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Types of Supporting Materials

Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Examples Brief Extended Actual Hypothetical Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004

Definition Synonym Etymology Example Operation Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Narration Personal

Third-person Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Comparison and Contrast Literal Figurative Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004

Statistics Dont rely exclusively on statistics. Round off. Use familiar measures. Use presentational aids. Stress their impact. Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Testimony

Direct quotation Paraphrase Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Tests of Evidence

Is the evidence quoted in context? Is the source of the evidence an expert? Is the source of the evidence unbiased? Is the evidence relevant to the point? Is the evidence specific? Is the evidence sufficient to prove the point?

Is the evidence timely? Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Evaluating Electronic Information Purpose Expertise Objectivity Accuracy Timeliness

This checklist was adapted from Serena Fenton and Grace Reposa, Evaluating the Goods, Technology & Learning Sept. 1998: 28-32; Caroline L. Gilson, Evaluating Information Resources, 3 June 1999, McConnell Library, Radford Univ., 2 July 1999 ; Esther Grassian, Thinking Critically About World Wide Web Resources, 10 Oct. 1997, UCLA College Library, 10 March 1999 < http://www.accd.edu/SAC/LRC/gis/critical.htm>; Stephanie Michel, Evaluating Information on the World Wide Web, 9 June 1999, McConnell Library, Radford Univ., 2 July 1999 < http://lib.runet.edu/libserv/handout/evaluation.html>; Keith Stranger, Criteria for Evaluating Internet Resources, 30 Nov. 1998, University Library, Eastern Michigan Univ., 4 March 1999 < http://online.emich.edu/~lib_stanger/ineteval.htm>.

Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004 Citing Your Sources Oral footnotes. . . Enhance the credibility of what you say. Help listeners find sources. Copyright Allyn & Bacon 2004

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