Using the critical reading skills practiced during this course, formulate a thesis statement that presents a
unique and specific interpretation of a speech, and then develop an outline for your paper. Keep in mind
the framework for critical reading that we have explored: Audience, Purpose, Content, Mood, Style, and
Structure, as well as rhetoric and propaganda as discussed during this course.
1. Read the following two speeches on gun control (pro & con). The two speech will be provided as one PDF.
2. Develop a thesis statement in which you present your interpretation of the speech.
3. Develop an outline using the provided template to help you organize your points to support
your thesis statement. Think of it as a skeleton that you will flesh out when you write your