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  • Remember: citing your sources aloud will give you credibility as a speaker
  • When you have all of your material: 1. Pracice explaining the information you want to use until you understand it 2. Paraphrase lengthy material and use short quotations to give your speech more impact
  • To test your supporting material, ask yourself:  1. Is the information relevant to the point? 2. Does the information prove the point?  3. Is the information timely or timeless?  4. Is there a logical connection between the evidence and the claim?

   

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