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ENG 114 - Professional Research & Writing: Informative Speech

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations.

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Hot Topics Research Guides from RCCC

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Images

Adding visual elements (such as pictures, maps, or charts) can really enhance your speech. Make sure to always pay attention to copyright restrictions and give credit to the source for all images you use.

 

Other Resources for Images: 

 

Narrow your Topic

Too much information?
Try limiting your topic to one of the following aspects:

Theory Limit your topic to just one school of thought. EX: your topic concerns the effects of television on children-->narrow your approach to social learning theory.
Sub-Topic Explore a specific aspect of your topic. EX: your topic is human cloning-->investigate government regulation of cloning.
Time Span Choose a specific time period. EX: your topic is assisted suicide-->contrast public attitudes in the 1980's versus the 2000's.
Population Focus on a specific age, sex, race, occupation, species or ethnic group. EX: on a topic in genetics, examine specific traits as they affect women over 40 years of age.
Location Consider a geographic analysis. EX: if your topic concerns cloning, investigate cloning practices in Europe or the Middle East.

Topic Ideas

Below are links to topic lists from various institutions, some of which contain further links to information resources.

Instructor's Assignments