Social Issues Persuasive Speech Final Exhibition As we continue our year-long exploration of reading writing about social justice issues, you will write and perform a persuasive speech on a social justice issue of your choice. Here are some reminders to consider while writing your persuasive speech. Powerful Persuasive Speeches:
Raise awareness and call for social justice around a specific issue of injustice.
Have a compelling introduction that previews the argument and social justice issue.
Have a clear argument for what needs to change and why.
Present in-depth analysis of the social justice issue selected.
Examine and address the counter arguments and opposing evidence.
Have a variety evidence that directly supports the argument and is presented in a purposeful way. All sources must be properly cited according to guidelines.
Have a powerfully worded conclusion that leaves a lasting impression on the audience.
Guidelines for your Persuasive Speech:
3-5 pages typed and double spaced
12 point font
Times New Roman
Include at least six pieces of relevant evidence from reliable sources
Your final draft packet must be stapled and include in this order from front to back:
Your rubric/checklist cover sheet
Your final draft
Your first draft with notes for revision based on workshops/partner work