Getting Strategies Research Assignment
Getting, Strategies, Research, Assignment
- Attention: A sentence summarizing your attention-getting strategy
- Main Point 1 (A sentence summarizing the point. This might be the need if you’re doing Monroe’s Motivated Sequence or the problem if you’re doing problem cause solution, the standard of judgment if you’re doing value, etc.).
- A sentence or two indicating what you want to say/do in this point. Do you want to establish how big/serious this problem is? Show the harms or negative effects? Use one type of evidence or support? Define and explain the issue?
III. Main Point 2 (A sentence summarizing the point you want to make here. It might be Satisfaction if doing MMS, Cause if doing problem cause solution, etc)
- Sentence or two indicating what you want to say/do here. Are you going to use a different type of evidence to make your point? Show us why a problem is happening? Prove that your plan/solution can work?
- Main Point 3 (if needed–most speeches will do 3 main points, but it’s possible to have a speech work with just two big ones). This might be solution, visualization, etc.
- Sentence or two indicating what you want to do here. Do you want to prove how this plan solve the problem, explain how to fix the issue? Show why one solution is better than another?
- Conclusion: A sentence indicating what you want to do in the conclusion.
Research on Hand/Research Wanted
Here you should fill out what research/evidence (if any) you already have and what kinds of evidence/research you would still want. Do you want, for example statistics or studies showing the scope of a problem? Expert testimony to explain why something is happening? Examples to help illustrate a complex idea?
Example: Persuasive Speech on NYC Boroughs
Central Idea: Queens is the superior borough in NYC due to its economic vitality, ethnic diversity, and sports/arts profile
- Attention: “Everyone knows NYC is the greatest city in the world, and we ALL know that Staten Island is the worst of the five boroughs. So far, we’re all in agreement, but I’m going to swim upstream here a little bit and shows you today why it’s not gentrified Brooklyn, unlivable Manhattan, or the empty Bronx that’s the best of the rest. It is, in fact, Queens.
Transition: One of the most important ways to measure the impact of a region is in its economic output and profile.
- Queens has a superior economic profile because it has high employment, lots of different types of jobs, the most jobs outside of Manhattan, a high proportion of small businesses, and low cost of living.
- I want to use different statistics and examples to show that Queens has the second-most jobs outside of Manhattan and that it has the most small businesses of any borough (using census data and a report from the City).
I also want to compare cost of living by using average rent for Queens to Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and SI. I will also show how Queens contains JFK and La Guardia, so it has all the economic impact of NYC’s only New York airports.
Transition: But being employed and livable are not the only benefits to Queens–it also has more ethnic diversity than any other borough. It actually has more than any other city in the U.S.
III. Main Point 2 Queens has incredible ethnic diversity which makes for a rich environment and amazing dining options.
Queens is the most diverse county in New York, and by some measures in the whole US (2001 study from Claritas). I want to show that it has the largest population of Columbians, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Salvadorians, and houses almost 50% of NYC’s Asian population. I’ll use Flushing and Astoria as examples of amazing ethnic food in Queens and introduce the idea of “culinary diversity.” Essentially, you can get more and better types of food in Queens than anywhere else.
Sure, Manhattan may have expensive restaurants and Brooklyn may have hipster pop-ups, but Queens is where the good food and international food is at. Use a couple of restaurants as examples, and maybe bringing in some study or ranking of best restaurants/best neighborhoods to eat in.
Transition: But eating and living aren’t all you get from Queens, so I’d like to tell you all why Queens has the best sports and arts out there.
- Queens has the most-accessible and affordable NYC sports and arts.
- I know most of you are thinking about the Garden, Yankee Stadium, and Barclays Center. But Queens has Citi Field, the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, and the Aqueduct Racetrack. I’d compare Mets ticket prices to Yankees ticket prices, and argue that it’s a superior experience because of all the good food at Citi Field (like Mama’s of Corona and the brewery built in the stadium) and because it’s so much more affordable than Yankee Stadium.
Plus, the Mets have been to a World Series a lot more recently than the Yankees. The U.S. Open is one of the 4 biggest tennis tournaments in the world, and it happens here in Queens! It’s an international spectacle and draws audiences in a way that none of the basketball/hockey arenas do. The aqueduct racetrack has horse racing, and the Belmont stakes are partially in Queens, so that almost counts. Finally, there’s so many accessible and good art museums and public parks.
- Conclusion: I want to wrap up by talking about how at Queens you could live affordably, go to a baseball game, get amazing food, and still have money left over while chumps in an upper east side apartment have half the space, none of the food options, and don’t even get a good view. I hope you’ll reconsider how you view Queens.
I may not have sold you that it’s better than your favorite, but I hope you’ll keep these facts in mind the next time you’re having this perennial debate with your friends.