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COMM 1071: Introduction to Effective Speaking (UCBA)

This guide supports the research assignments for COMM 1071.

Evaluate Sources for Your Speech

How do you decide information is trustworthy? What do you look for in a source? The important thing is any kind of information needs to be situated in the context of your speech topic. 

  • How will you use this source in your speech?
  • What value does this source add to your speech?
  • Does the information relate to your speech topic and/or answer some aspect of it?

Source Evaluation Video

The Source Evaluation video introduces the concept of evaluating information to determine credibility.

  • Watch Source Evaluation video (3:29 minutes)
  • Make notes of the key elements discussed
  • Download Evaluate Source worksheet (Word file link)
  • Complete worksheet once you have found a potential source for your speech assignment

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