27 Practice: Case Study on Immigration

Recent Case Study Topics

What does it mean to be an immigrant in the United States? Creative Commons photo by pexel.com.

You and your class can consider the topic of Immigration from a wide variety of news sources:


As you discuss this topic, consider how you could make this work for a Persuasive Speech.

  • Is this the best “general purpose” for this speech topic?
  • What must you do to maintain objective?
  • What must you do to become credible?
  • Where can you search local and state data, laws, policy on this topic?
  • How might state and national laws vary?


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As you consider the topic of immigration, try to look at a variety of sources.  Listening to the BBC or another international news station for a week will give you another perspective entirely.  Also, as you think about sources, remember to evaluate the sources too.  There are several tutorials on how to assess a source and you will do this as you select your sources for your speeches.

Cornell offers a complete tutorial on the evaluation of information: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news .




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