Speech Editing Instructions
1. Print out your speech—you need a hard copy (after you have edited this hard copy it will be collected for credit)
2. Open your Grademark and Grademark edit the speech (go back into Microsoft Word to make these specific changes—either at school or at home)
3. Ethos/Pathos/Logos edit:
Persuasion is an art form and you need to use Rhetorical Devices to persuade your audience.
A rhetorical device is a use of language that is intended to have an effect on its audience. Repetition, figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, consonance), and even rhetorical questions are all examples of rhetorical devices.
Just like you CEI an Open Response writing product, I want you to do the same with Ethos, Pathos and Logos. In the right hand column of your speech, identify which of these rhetorical devices you are using.
Then determine if your speech is solely built on one method. There should be a balance between Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.
Ethos: Moral Character and Credibility—have you given the audience the sense that you have the credentials to speak on the topic?
Pathos: Appeal to Emotion—through words choice, vivid examples, details, and even personal stories, you work to persuade your audience
Logos—Appeal to reason or logic. You are making a claim and providing the evidence to back it up.
4. In revision, now work to reorganize, rewrite, or start new paragraphs that help you to persuade your reader.
5. When reviewing your Conclusion for revision—have you reminded the audience of your position and why they should agree with you? Your final thoughts should either be a call to action, a challenge to the audience, or a powerful closing thought.
6. Remember to include parenthetical citations for research material. If possible, front introduce your data/stories: i.e. The head of Homeland Security reports that…