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Speeches: How to Research and Outline: Home

So you have to do a speech? This guide can help!

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Locations

CCBC Catonsville Library
LIBR Bldg, 800 S. Rolling Rd
Baltimore, MD 21228

443-840-2730 Reference
443-840-2710 Circulation    
410-455-6436 Fax
crefdesk@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk Library    
COMM Bldg, 7200 Sollers Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21222

443-840-2592 Reference
443-840-2591 Circulation
443-840-3559 Fax
dlibrary@ccbcmd.edu


CCBC Essex Library
LIBR Bldg, 7201 Rossville Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21237

443-840-1425 Reference
443-840-2809 Circulation
443-840-1724 Fax
essexlibref@ccbcmd.edu

 

CCBC Extension Centers
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Hunt Valley

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Types of Speeches

YOU HAVE TO GIVE A SPEECH! Don't panic. This guide will offer resources for research.

Informative Speech- communicates knowledge and understanding about a process, event, person, place, object, or concept.
Persuasive Speech - message attempts to shape, change, or reinforce an audience's thoughts, feelings or actions.

How to give a good speech

Websites

Evaluating Websites

How can you decide whether to use this website or not?

Ask yourself the following questions and then decide if the website is a great resource or not.

Currency
How recent is the information?
How recently has the website been updated?
Is it current enough for your topic?

Relevancy/Reliability
What kind of information is included in the resource?
Does it provide information valuable to your research topic?
Is content of the resource primarily opinion?  Is it balanced?
Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
Are there advertisements on the website?

Authority
Who is the creator or author? What are their credentials?
Who is the publisher or sponsor? Are they reputable?
What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

Purpose/Point of View
Is this fact or opinion?
Is it biased?
Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?

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