March 31, 2015

Homework Help: Grammar and Composition

Posted by y912f on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:56am.

ok, after i posted this yesterday:

ok, now that i have my pet peeve, i have to fill out this sheet.
(please read my earlier post for more info on the assignment)

Pet Peeve--Organizational Sheet
Audience: Who will be your audience? You must indicate an audience that your delivery is geared toward.


Topic: What is your pet peeve?

General Purpose: Indicate your general purpose for speaking?

Specific Purpose: Write your specific purpose. Complete the statement below. "I want to _____________ an audience of ____________________

Thesis Statement: Write your thesis statement.

Organization: What is your method of organization? Use chronological, spatial, or topical.

Body Points: List your body points. The number of points could be between 2 and 4 points depending on your pet peeve. These will be the points that develop in the body part of your speech.

some ex from my text

Chronological Order Example:
Audience: Sixth Graders
Topic: American Rodeo
General Purpose: Inform
Specific Purpose: I want to explain to an audience of sixth graders about the development of the American rodeo.
Thesis Statement: The rodeo has developed in three major stages.
Body Points: 1. First, rodeos began in the Old West
2. By 1920, rodeos had become popular spectator sport.
3. Today, rodeos combine traditional western events with a circus-like atmosphere.

Spatial Order Example:
Audience: Teenagers
Topic: Ancient Egyptian Burial Tomb
General Purpose: Inform
Specific Purpose: I want to explain to an audience of teenagers about the interiour design of an ancient Egyptian burial tomb
Thesis Statement: The ancient Egyptian burial tomb usually had four sections-the entrance passage, the antechamber, the treasury, and the burial chamber
Body Points: 1. The outermost section was the entrance passage
2. The next section was the antechamber
3. THe thirds section was the treasury
4. The fourth-and most important section-was the burial chamber

Topical Order Example:
Audience: Parents
Topic: Benefits of Running
Genreal Purpose: Inform
Specific Purpose: I want to explain to an audience of parents the benefits of running.
Thesis Statement: Running increases your endurance, improves your sleep pattern, and controls your weight.
Body Points: 1. Regular running increases your endurance
2. Regular running improves your sleep pattern
3. Regular running helps control your weight.

(Chronological Order: gives or lists events as they happen. Sequence of Events. Steps in a Process.
Spatial Order: organization of things according to their position in space.
Topical Order: pattern of organization in which a topic is broken down into parts.)

I got a reply from bobpursley, so this is what my sheet looks like so far.

1. Audience: family
2. Topic: annoying sister
3. inform
4. I want to inform an audience of family about the annoyance of little sisters.
5. thesis: (i'm not sure what this should be)
6. chronological
7. body points: (this depends on the thesis)

ok, so i just need some advice and help on what to make my thesis, because that will tell me what my speech is specifically going to be about.

should i make it:
My little sister has many ways that she can annoy me..or somehting like that
so then , in the body points, i can list a few ways that she does that

will that be ok?
or are there any better ideas?
thanks a lot, especially bobpursley

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