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Persuasive Speech Assignment: Home

The Assignment

Full assignment is located here

Due Date: May 22nd

Note Taking Sheet

Note-Taking Sheet.  Click File and Make a Copy.

MyBib is a citation manager that provides free citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago style.   Create a new Project, then Add a Citation.  Choose from website, book, journal, video, and more.   If citing a database article, click on More and then Write/Paste.  When you are ready to print your Works Cited or References page, click on Download Bibliography.  Click here for handout. Watch the video!


Topic Selections:

  • Bullying
  • Abuse of Power
  • Conformity/Non-Conformity
  • Censorship with Books in Schools
  • The Power of Fear

Research is needed to provide statistics, data, facts to back up your assertion.   Try these database sources:


Bullying - Censorship - Conformity - Fear - Power



You may want to add another search term (depending on your topic)

such as "schools" "authority" "government" and words like "control" "manipulation"

etc. into the database search.

You may use for ideas. For Google searches, use search terms as listed above

and also look for "statistics" "facts" and "data". If you are browsing for ideas, you can search

pro and con of your topic.


Use the NEWS tab to narrow down results to news articles, which are more recent.


You need to include a Works Cited to cite your sources.  Use to keep track of your sources.


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