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Question of Fact Is/Is not
Proposes whether something is or is not, true or false. Frequently verifiable, and often takes a more objective approach. Draws on logical inferences.
Question of Value Good/Bad
Takes a more evaluative position. Judges whether something is good/bad, right/wrong, just/unjust, ethical/non-ethical, etc. We judge the worth of something.
Question of Policy Should/Should not
Argues about whether an action should or shouldn’t be taken.
Speeches “
Choose an Audience,
Choose a Topic”
Formal Audience Analysis –Identify the Attitudes, Values & Beliefs of your primary audience (The class is your secondary audience)
A Proposition of Fact Speech makes a persuasive argument about a controversial topic of social or public concern.
Propositions of value focus on persuading an audience that something is “good or bad,” “right or wrong,” or “desirable or undesirable.” Propositions of policy advocate that something “should or shouldn’t” be done.
Your only job for this assignment is to
Choose and submit your topic
Choose your audience
Work on identifying the attitudes, beliefs, and values of your audience