informational literacy (keywords)
In an article published by Huddleston, Bond, Chenoweth, and Hull (2019) the authors reported that college faculty do not have a lot of confidence in students ability to conduct research.
Getting Started with Your Topic
12.2 – Formulating a Specific Purpose Statement
12.3 – Formulating a Central Idea Statement
12.4 – Problems to Avoid with Specific Purpose and Central Idea Statements
Chapter 12: Developing Topics for Your Speech
After reading this chapter, the student will be able to:
- Distinguish between the specific purpose, central idea, and main points of a speech;
- Differentiate between a speech to inform, persuade, and inspire or entertain;
- Write a specific purpose statement;
- Write a thesis or central idea statement;
- Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable specific purpose and central idea statements;
- Compose appropriate specific purpose and central idea statements for informative, persuasive, and inspirational/entertaining speeches.
Huddleston, B. S., Bond, J. D., Chenoweth, L. L., & Hull, T. L. (2019). Faculty perspectives on undergraduate research skills: Nine core skills for research success. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 59(2), 118–130.