Locating Supporting Materials Assignment
Locating Supporting Materials Assignment 5
Identifying Types of Supporting Materials
Purpose: To increase your familiarity with different types of
Instructions: Go to the American Rhetoric website
(americanrhetoric.com) and choose a speech from the Speech
Bank. After checking out the speech, answer the following
What speech did you choose? List the speaker, title, location, and
date of the speech.
List each type of supporting material—narratives, examples,
definitions, testimony, facts and statistics—and indicate whether
or not the speaker used that time. Give an example of each type
of supporting material the speaker used.
How effective were the supporting materials the speaker uses?
Explain your answer.
How did the supporting materials help the speaker achieve her or
his specific purpose?
What have you learned about supporting materials that you’ll
apply to your speeches in the future?