PUBLIC SPEAKING ASSIGNMENT
Section A: Short answer
Respond to each question in this section with two or three sentences. Aim for completeness and clarity.
In your own words, define “logical fallacy.”
there a difference between a statement being fallacious and untrue? Explain.
Can a logical fallacy be convincing? Explain why or why not.
What is topoi? What is its purpose?
Describe each of these three forms of Speech: Informative, Persuasive, and Epideictic
Section : Long answer
Respond to each question in this section with four to eight sentences. Aim for completeness and clarity.
Choose the false dilemma fallacy we’ve discussed in class. Describe how you would teach this fallacy to someone without any experience in the subject. You might include a definition, example, and any other information that will help your student learn.
Drawing on the course, describe the elements of a speaking situation or context. What are those elements, and how can they help a speaker better understand the context in which they plan to speak?
Section : Essay
Watch one of the following videos or pick your own video, then answer the questions below in two to three paragraphs.
Option one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llci8MVh8J4
Option two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueMNqdB1QIE
Option Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO-CzrWQ4y4&feature=emb_title
What is/are the goal/s of this speech? Is it informative, epideictic, and/or persuasive? If more than one, what is its primary mode, and why? Which rhetorical proofs (appeals) does this speech use? To what extent are they effective?