Write a 3 page paper on critiquing the following speech.

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For this assignment, you will critique a persuasive or informative speech.


  • Analyze guidelines for critically evaluating speeches.
  • Evaluate the suggested guidelines for informative speaking, the supporting materials of a speech, and the varied types of presentation aids.
  • Analyze the goals and guidelines of a persuasive speech.
  • Explore the three types of persuasive speeches and the fallacies of logical, emotional, and credibility appeals.


  1. Review the guidelines for critically evaluating speeches given in the textbook and in the learning activities.
  2. View the following speech:
  3. , Reducing Carbon Pollution in Our Power Plants (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  4. Write a three-to-four-page critique of the speech. It might be helpful to watch the speech and evaluate, twice.
  5. Use the following checklist to guide your critique:
  • Did the speaker choose a topic that was relevant and interesting to the audience, with a clear purpose?
  • Did the speaker ensure that his or her topic was researched adequately?
  • Did the speaker deliver an introduction that gained attention and oriented the audience?
  • Was the speech clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful?
  • Was each main point adequately supported?
  • Did the speaker create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy?
  • Did the conclusion summarize the thesis and provide closure?
  • Did the speaker use effective volume, eye contact, speech rate, pausing, and gestures?

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  • The use of outside resources is strongly recommended, and all papers must be cited and written in current APA format.
  • When you have completed the assignment, select the "Submit Assignment" button at the top of these instructions and choose a format for submitting your assignment.

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Speech Critique
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The speech that is under discussion is "Reducing Carbon Pollution in Our Power Plants".
Former President Barack Obama talks of how much the country is affected by carbon and how it
is going to affect the future generation. He goes further to state that the main cause of pollution is
the power plants. In the video, President Barack Obama is very specific about the topic of
pollution, from the negative impact, the main cause, how it can be contained and the efforts of the
Relevance and Clarity
The topic chosen for the speech is very relevant and also has a clear purpose. This is
because pollution is the main cause of most diseases that children are suffering from. President
Obama makes the speech while he is in a center where kids are being treated for Asthma attacks.
This makes the topic to be relevant for the audience since they would resonate more with the topic.
Also, pollution is not a new topic, it is something that has been in the media for a quite a long time.
Talking about the issue while in the hospital makes it easy to bring out the urgency of the matter.
Preparation of the Speaker

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