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Argumentation Project |

Congressional legislation

Short Essay

20%

100 points

Individual Persuasive Speech (Video Recording)

20%

100 points

Due Monday 5/3/2021 by 11:59pm (CST)

Instructions:

Part 1: (100 points)

Research and write-up

short essay format

a description of a current Bill (or Resolution) from the US Congress (House of representatives or Senate). Your

short essay

should be between 2 and 3 pages (dabble-spaced 12point font, and include the title of the Bill or Resolution.

Short Essay Rubric:

Content:

Quality of the description of the Bill (or Resolution) with background =

50 points

Proper Gamer:

collage-level writing =

20 points

Page Count:

2-3 pages =

15 points

Structure:

Typed, double–spaced, Times N.R. =

15 points

Part 2: (100 points)

Record and upload a

persuasive speech

in favor

or

against

your chosen Bill or Resolution. Your speech must have a

call-to-action

asking the audience to

pass

or

reject

the legislation (Bill or Resolution). Points will be based on the rubric below, and will accompany the

short essay

to complete the argumentation project.

Persuasive Speech Rubric

Aim:

Your goal is to influence your audience to agree with your point of view—to change attitudes or beliefs or to bring about specific, desired action on a chosen

Resolution

or

Bill

. In persuasion, the intent is to appeal to the audience’s sense of ethics, reasoning, and emotion, and to influence (persuade) them to

vote

in your favor.

Your Recorded Persuasive Speech Must Include:

3 minutes (of material) =

+5 points

Effective Delivery of your argument (see below)

Effective Argument (see below)

Performance / Delivery Criteria

Attention Getter / Opening

: __________________________________________________________.

5 5 4 3 2 1 x 2= = ____ / 10

Statement of position:

——————————————————————

-“… I

agree

or

disagree

” with-Resolution/Bill number and title…

5 4 3 2 1 x 2

= ____ / 10

————————————————————————————————————————————-

Eye Contact

was sufficient; not “read”

5 4 3 2 1 x 2=

Vocal quality

– rate, tone, volume were adequate or better

5 4 3 2 1 x 2=

Energy

– no monotone voice, confident projection, variety

5 4 3 2 1 x 2=

= ____ / 30

————————————————————————————————————————————-

Poise

– no giggling, “you knows” “uhs” “like”, recovers

5 4 3 2 1 x 1=

Posture/Body language

is appropriately relaxed

5 4 3 2 1 x 1

= ____ / 10

Argumentation:

Argument Content (Analysis, reasoning, evidence, organization)

Preview points of analysis

(roadmap) ——————————————————–

-1

st

point is…____________________________________ -2

nd

point is…__________________________________

-3

rd

point is…____________________________________ -4

th

point is…__________________________________

5 4 3 2 1 x 2=

= ____ / 10

First argument/reason (Claim):

_________________________________________________________________.

Statement:

Argument

+

Evidence

+

Warrant

5 4 3 2 1 x 2= = ____ / 10

Second-Third argument(s)/reason(s) (Claims)

__________________

_________________________________.

Statement:

Argument

+

Evidence

+

Warrant

5 4 3 2 1 x 2= = ____ / 10

————————————————————————————————————————————-

Develop/Elaborate/Restate 2-3 areas of analysis-points:

5 4 3 2 1 x 1= ____ /5

Closing statement &

Call to Action

(persuasive format for passage or defeat of legislation):

5 4 3 2 1 x1= = ____ /5

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Total score: = ____/100

  
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