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COMM 1071: Introduction to Effective Speaking (UCBA)

Starting point for COMM 1071 research assignments.

Evaluating 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 & Worksheet

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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