Exercise for Critical Thinking

  1. Topic: Graduation

Specific Topic: To inform why graduation is so important and every student should be able to experience it and get through all the requirements to do so.

 

Topic: Twitter:

Specific Topic: Twitter is worldwide, known for finding out news and seeing a lot of what you don’t see anywhere else. It’s a great social network and it keeps you updated on friends and family or even celebs.

 

Topic: College

Specific Topic: Going to college has a great impact on how you want to live the rest of your life. Not going won’t make you any less different just depends if you need it or not.

 

  1. Ineffective: To inform my Audience how to sign up for Facebook

Effective: To inform my audience how to sign up for Facebook and keep in touch with friends and family, also tell your story with pictures and statues.

 

Ineffective: To persuade my audience that the U.S government should increase funding for stem cell research and support the development of hydrogen- fuel vehicles.

Effective: To persuade my audience that the U.S government should increase funding for stem cell research, and support the development of hydrogen- fuel vehicles.

 

Ineffective: What is the individual retirement account?

Effective: To inform my audience what the individual retirement account is, and how it works and how old do you need to be.

 

Ineffective: To inform my audience why square grooves are superior to U-shaped grooves on golf clubs.

Effective: To persuade my audience why square grooves are superior to U-shaped grooves on golf clubs, and if it makes a difference or not and if it effects it from hitting the hole.

 

Ineffective: To inform my audience about New Zealand.

Effective: To inform my audience about New Zealand, and places you could visit being there, what sites to see and what they do for fun.

 

Ineffective: Donate Blood

Effective: To persuade my audience why it’s important for people to be blood donors, and how we can help other people out who are less fortunate.

 

Ineffective: To persuade my audience that something has to be done about the problem of antibiotic- resistant bacteria.

Effective:  To persuade my audience that something has to be done about the problem of antibiotic- resistant bacteria, and how it’s being effected as it goes on.

 

  1. You should study abroad because it will enhance your personal development.

General Purpose: To Inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience why they should study and it will enhance their personal development.

Central Idea: Studying has become a big problem for kids this day in age, they can’t seem to stay focused long enough to study a chapter. What they don’t know it that it will enhance your personal development and opens up your mind more when you do take the time to read it.

 

  1. You should study abroad because it will enhance your academic development.

 

General Topic: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that studying will enhance your academic development, make you more aware of what’s going on, and knowing more than you did before.

Central Idea: Studying has a lot of great advantages, and more you study the more you’re prone to doing well on a quiz or a final. Just taking an hour to read a chapter is about enough to help you get through any questions asked about the chapter.

 

III. You should study abroad it will enhance your career development.

 

General Purpose: To persuade

Specific Purpose: To persuade why studying will enhance your career development, and open more doors and opportunities for anyone.

Central Idea: Studying will enhance your career development in so many ways, it will give you more opportunities and build a structure on what you want to do with your career, who you want to become, and how you can become it.

 

  1. The first event in a triathlon is swimming.

 

General Purpose: To inform

 

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that the first event in a triathlon is swimming.

Central Idea: Triathlon has many different events and goes on for a while, and the first event is swimming, probably being hard doing everything else after drenched from head to toe.

 

  1. The second event in a triathlon is cycling.

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that after the first event, cycling follows in the second event.

Central Idea: Three events in the triathlon and cycling is the second, save the hardest for second just to see if they can make it or break it.

  • The third event in a triathlon is running.

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that last event in the triathlon is running.

Central Idea: Last, and foremost is the third event which is running, this determines who will win the triathlon and take home the trophy.

 

  1. As a writer, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and Notes on the State of Virginia.

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that as a writer, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and Notes on the State of Virginia.

Central Idea: Being a writer, you know more about how something was written and what a person used to write it, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and the Notes on the State of Virginia.

 

  1. As President, Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and approved the Lewis and Clark expedition.

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that is was our President Thomas Jefferson            who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, and approved the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Central idea: Jefferson knew what he was doing and why he was doing it, he knew what the outcome would be and if it would benefit the U.S or affect us. That is why he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and approved the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

 

 

  • As an architect, Thomas Jefferson designed Monticello and the University of Virginia.

 

General purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience that being an architect you need to know who came up with some of these designs.

Central Idea: Thomas Jefferson in his time being president, also designed the Monticello and the University of Virginia. It’s interesting to know that our President made history in both leading the Country and making beautiful designs for buildings we still use till today.