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College-wide Speech Research Guide

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2. Speech Topic & Topic Keywords

Selecting a topic can be challenging.  Your instructor may offer a list of topics or allow students to choose their own.
Start by watching the video below, Selecting a Topic or consult one the following websites for topics: Informative topics, Persuasive topics, Pro-Con topics, or The Conversation
Once a topic has been selected, the next video, Brainstorm Keywords for Your Topic, will help you create a list of topic keywords. 

Video: Selecting a Topic [4:15]

Video: Brainstorm Keywords for your Topic [2:44]

BILT: Basic Information Literacy Tutorial