Critique Sheet - Policy Speech
Speaker:_______________________________ Critic: ___________________________ Subject: _________________________
Concise Attention Getter
Thesis Statement “The Gov’t should . . .”
Is the organization clear (Sig, Inh, Solv)?
Focus on quotations and avoidance of filler material. (5 total min. quotations)
Kept our interest? (interest supports?)
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?
1 or 2 lines, Feeling of conclusion
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
At least 5 strong quotation responses
Addresses all expected attacks
________ 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