Scenario: You've developed a fantastic topic for your speech. Now you need to find outside sources to support your arguments. To increase your credibility with the audience as the speaker, you need to verbally cite your sources in your speech.
Task: Let's practice finding an article together and creating a verbal citation, then we will break up into groups. Each group will then practice finding an article, identifying the type of source, the authority of the author(s), and how you would verbally cite it in your presentation or speech. Each group will choose a presenter or presenters to share the verbal citation of the source they find together.
First, let's review some common techniques to verbally cite in Student to Student: Verbal Citation. You might remember this video from the library module in your course.
Ok. So we learned a few techniques that credible speakers use to increase their authority with their audience.
Let's watch a short TedTalk and ask ourselves how credible the speaker appears to us.
The video we will watch next presents a TEDTalk: Who is the speaker? Are they credible? How do they prove their authority? Are they providing verbal citations? Do we trust them? Do they use any of the strategies from the student video?
Consider: What makes you a credible speaker? How do verbal citations increase your authority or the credibility of the speaker? Why does your professor require verbal citations? How do you find a credible source in the JWU databases and verbally cite it?
Was your search successful? What source types are available? What do they look like? Were you able to find the complete citation using the cite tool? Were you able to create a verbal citation, using a signal phrase to signal the authority and title of the source to increase your credibility as the presenter?
Which library databases should you use?
The JWU library has two style guides:
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