Essay about Persuasive Speech: John Smalls

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Behavioral Objective: Each student will deliver a 4 to 6 minute speech with the purpose to inform and PERSUADE their audience.

Topic Selection: Each student will choose their own topic. The topic must be a SOCIAL TWO SIDED ISSUE. The student will select ONE SIDE of the issue to support and convince their audience to TAKE ACTION. See page three for possible topics.

Assignments: ONE PAGE SUMMARY. Each student will submit a one page summary that includes the following: 1. their topic choice. 2. The side they will support. 3. A paragraph of WHY they support that side of the issue and how they are going to convince the audience to make a change.
Also included in the one page summation
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That night Mr. Smalls died from complications of a virus he contracted during his stay in the hospital.

Topic: Today I’m going to tell you how you and I are more at risk of being hospitalized because of the growing number of people who contract illness unrelated to the original reason they were hospitalized in the first place.

Preview: First I will tell you of the scope of the problem. Secondly I will give you a plan that will solve the problem. Third I will tell you the advantages of the plan and finally I will tell you how you can take action against you or a loved one being the next victim.

SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM: According to Time Magazine June 5th 2007, over 300,000 Americans contracted an illness while being hospitalized that was unrelated to their original illness. 200, 000 of these individuals had to be re-admitted to the hospital for their illnesses and stayed an average of three weeks. 57,373 of those died of their illnesses.

According to the New Yorker April 17, 2008, the insurance companies had to pay out over 4 billion dollars in insurance claims for people who contracted illness while being hospitalized.

What is causing most of these problems? According to the AMA journal of June 20th 2009 germs, viruses, and diseases are spread throughout hospitals because of unsanitary conditions in the hospitals in workers, nurses and even doctors who do not follow proper procedures.


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