What is the difference between a general purpose and a specific purpose? How can writing a clear specific purpose help you put together
a more effective speech?
In order to answer the question completely – you will be conducting a little bit of research. If you
want to use your textbook as a resource. You will also need to do a web-search and come up with
3 additional credible sources. The definition of credible source is in this weeks reading.
Remember to gather the proper bibliographic information from your sources. You will be turning
in a bibliography!
You will be using these resources in two ways. First, you will be citing in-text. In other words,
you will use the resources directly in your response. Here is an example of what this means:
APA Format in-text citation example: According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty
using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 199).
MLA Format in-text citation example: Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous
overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263).
Second, you will have an accompanying bibliography. Here is an example of what this means:
APA Format bibliography example: Jones, T. J. (1998). Citations and the new age of
bibliography. Current Directions in Research, 11, 7-10.
MLA Format bibliography example: Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford
U.P., 1967. Print