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Fundamentals of Oral Communication (29-102): Home

What's in this guide?

Choose a Topic

  • Sample topics for papers and presentations

Focus Topic

  • Explanation of how to use a concept map to narrow a topic, concept map creator, and Fundamentals of Oral Communication Worksheet 

Types of articles

  • Identifying parts of magazines, journals, newspapers, trade publications, and peer-reviewed (refereed) publications


  • Method for generating a search using concept map topics and sub-topics

Informative speech

  • Recommended search engines for finding articles to use in informative speeches

Persuasive speech

  • Recommended search engines for locating articles to use in persuasive speeches

Demonstrative speech

  • Demonstrative speech topics and tips for demonstrative presentations


  • Examples of references and in text citations
  • Helpful books and Web sites for references and in text citations

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  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project


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