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An effective presentation requires careful preparation. In this task, you will create a plan for an informative or persuasive presentation that addresses a research-based, academic topic. Your preparation will include researching your chosen topic, planning for your intended audience, and creating an outline or other plan for your presentation.
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A. Describe your intended audience and why the topic is important to this audience (suggested length of 2–5 sentences).
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B. Create a presentation plan (e.g., outline) for a five- to seven-minute presentation on your chosen topic by including the following parts:
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1. An effective introduction that includes the following aspects:
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• an attention-getting opening
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• a thesis statement
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• a preview of the main points of the presentation
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Note: For a five- to seven-minute speech, two to three main points are recommended.
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2. Supporting evidence (e.g., statistics, published research) for the main points
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Note: Avoid using personal opinion, personal research, or personal experience as your supporting evidence.
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3. an effective conclusion that includes a summary of the main points and closing comments.
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4. a minimum of three credible sources
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a. Acknowledge sources within the text for all content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, and provide a reference list that includes the author, date of publication, title, and location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, website URL) for each source. APA citation style is strongly encouraged.
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Note: Refer to the attached APA Guide for Communication Performance Tasks if needed.
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C. Attach one visual element (e.g., chart, graph, picture, model) that supports one of the main points with acknowledgement of any source information used.