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YJT TASK ONE:
COMPLETION STRATEGY

EXAMPLE 1: Standard Outline (two main points of discussion with one visual element)

RATIONALE

1. Purpose: Is your purpose to inform or to persuade? What do you want your audience members to know more about or

to do after listening to your presentation? What is the central idea of your presentation?
2. Audience: Who would be the ideal audience based on your topic of discussion? Would this topic benefit primarily a

specific group of people or would a broader audience be more appropriate? Is your topic appropriate for the age range,

interests, and general knowledge of your intended audience?
3. Significance: Why is this topic important for the audience to know more about? How is it relevant for the

intended audience?
Presentation Plan
Introduction
1. Attention-getting opening: Include an interesting statistic, fact, anecdote, or compelling question to grab your

audience’s attention from the very beginning and get them interested in your topic.
2. Thesis Statement: Studies show that ____________[major claim] because __________[main point] and __________[main

point].
3. Preview of Main Points
a. State the first point of discussion in a full sentence.
b. State the second point of discussion in a full sentence.
Main Point I: State main point; expand on the main point in the subpoints.
a. Provide supporting details validated with an in-text citation for each sub-point of information (author, date).
b. …
c. …
d. …
Talk about visual aid here (note to readers to see attached visual)

Main Point II: State main point. Follow the same pattern as in Main Point I.
a. Provide supporting details validated with an in-text citation for each sub-point of information (author, date).
b. …
c. …
d. …
Conclusion
Restatement of thesis: State as written in the introduction.
Summary of main points:
a. Restate first main point for the audience.
b. Restate the second main point for the audience.
Closing comments: End with a call to action or a bit of additional information or quote that will make your topic

memorable for the audience.

EXAMPLE 2: Narrative Description using paragraphs and subheadings (two main points of discussion with one visual element)

RATIONALE

Purpose
Provide a brief paragraph to answer the following questions: Is your purpose to inform or to persuade? What do you want

your audience members to know more about or to do after listening to your presentation? What is the central idea of your

presentation?

Audience
Provide a brief paragraph to answer the following questions: Who would be the ideal audience based on your topic of

discussion? Would this topic primarily benefit a specific group of people or would a broader audience be more

appropriate? Is your topic appropriate for the age range, interests, and general knowledge of your intended audience?

Significance
Provide a brief paragraph to answer the following questions: Why is this topic important for the audience to know more

about? How is it relevant for the intended audience?

NARRATIVE OF PRESENTATION

Attention-getting opening
Narrate the compelling facts, quotes, questions, or statistics that you plan to use to direct that audience’s attention

toward your argument and get them interested in listening to your topic.

Stating the thesis
Tell the audience your argument in one concise sentence. Think of it as an effective “road map” for your audience to

follow. The template described above is a helpful tool:
“Studies show that ____________[major claim] because __________[main point] and __________[main point].”

 




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