Your Essay One Draft should accomplish the following:
- Identify the speech maker and their credentials for speaking.
- Identify the purpose of the speech and its relevance to world events.
- Identify the speaker’s main claim and summarize the key points the speaker uses to defend their claim.
- Identify two potential points of opposition to or critiques of the speech with a brief explanation for each. “Who is the author? What qualifies them to speak?” To think about this question critically, you might ask, “Is the author/speaker qualified to speak? In what ways is the speaker qualified? In what ways is the speaker not qualified?” Your response to these questions may be the basis for one of your critiques.
- Use accurate MLA formatting and citation.
- Be 2-3 pages in length.