Essay on Sample of Outline

1029 Words Apr 22nd, 2013 5 Pages
Sample Formal Speech Outline

Title: What is a Migraine and how does it affect people?
Name:Steve Smith
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on what a migraine headache is and how it affects the people who get them.
Time: 5 minutes

I. Introduction

How many people in this class get headaches raise your hand? How many of you get them so severe that they disrupt what you are doing at the time? Those of you who raised your hand to either of those questions could suffer from migraines. I’ve suffered from them since I was in the seventh grade. I still get them quite a bit. Although the exact cause of migraines is unknown, they can become so severe that they disrupt your daily life.
…show more content…
b. The other type of migraine is the common migraine. This migraine is just like the classic without the aura.
i. This is the most common kind of migraine. ii. Mental fuzziness, mood changes, and fatigue are usually experienced the day or so before the headache starts.
c. Both a classic and a common migraine can hit you as often as several times a week or as far apart as a few times a year. They can last anywhere from a few hours to one or two days. Migraines happen in more often in women then in men and can develop from age five to thirty-five.

Transition*** Now that we know what a migraine is and what the symptoms are we can start to understand what helps to cause them.

The actual cause of migraines is unknown.

Evidence has shown that it could be changes in blood vessels, chemicals, and in your nerves in your brain that cause migraines (NMA).

The main theory is that evidence seems to support is that it’s the dilation and constricting of blood vessels (NMA). During the time before the headache starts the blood vessels in the brain get smaller and allow less blood to flow through. When the headache begins is when your blood vessels become dilated and more blood flows through. This stretching is what caused the headaches. Serotonin is thought to be a main cause of migraines. High doses of it are found before the migraine and low doses of this hormone is found during the

Related Documents