Critique Sheet - Policy Speech

Speaker:_______________________________ Critic: ___________________________ Subject: _________________________

 

INTRODUCTION

Concise Attention Getter

Thesis Statement “The Gov’t should . . .”

POLICY ORGANIZATION

Is the organization clear (Sig, Inh, Solv)?

Summaries, Transitions?

Focus on quotations and avoidance of filler material. (5 total min. quotations)

Kept our interest? (interest supports?)

POINT DEVELOPMENT

SIGNIFICANCE QUOTATIONS (2-3)

Show the problem is widespread?

Show the problem is harmful (deaths, illness, discrimination, etc.)?

INHERENCY QUOTATION (0-1)

Concise explanation of current policy (that the proposal changes)?

Show the current policy causes the problem or doesn’t solve?

SOLVENCY QUOTATIONS (2-3)

Concise statement of the proposal?

Show the proposal will solve the problem and the harms?

CONCLUSION

1 or 2 lines, Feeling of conclusion

DELIVERY

Energy, Eye contact, Persuasive Tone

Gestures, Use of voice, Credibility

RESPONSES TO ATTACKS

Start with Thesis/Benefits, Succinct statement of opposing arguments, A quotation against each attack, Clear, direct, responses; Knowledgeable about subject

ROUGH & FINAL DRAFTS

Spell checked, Professional

Focus on quotations

5 source citations

Policy Organizational Structure

RESPONSE BRIEFS

At least 5 strong quotation responses

Addresses all expected attacks

 

TOTAL POINTS

 

________ Speech Points (out of 25)

 

________ Response Points (out of 10)

 

________ R. Draft Points (out of 5)

 

________ F. Draft Points (out of 5)

 

________ Resp. Brief Points (out of 5)

 

________ Total Points (out of 50)

 

YOU DID THE FOLLOWING WELL

 

WORK ON THE FOLLOWING