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■ S AMPLE O UTLINE
Here is a complete outline of an informative descriptive speech presented by Chaim
Verschleisser.28 You can also access the outline of this speech on the Building a Speech Web
site under Student Resources for Chapter 10.
Raising the “Monitor”

Chaim Verschleisser
Topic: The raising of the Monitor’s turret
General Purpose: Informative speech to describe
Specific Purpose: To describe the history, impact, and recovery of the USS Monitor.
Thesis Statement: “The historical significance of the USS Monitor led scientists and
engineers to overcome extreme challenges that resulted in the successful recovery
of the vessel’s turret.”

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The title describes the
subject matter.
The stated topic and
the general purpose,
indicating an informative descriptive speech
that enlightens and
educates listeners.
The specific purpose
points to the goal of the
speech.
The thesis previews the
three main points in the
body.

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