Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Go To College

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Topic: Why you should go to college.

General Purpose: To Persuade

Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech, my audience will be better informed and persuaded (if they haven’t already) into realizing that attending and graduating college will lead them into a better life in the future.

Thesis: Even though college is a choice, everyone should realize that it is the best choice to make in order to make a good living.

I. Introduction:
A. AGD: Your twenty- three years old, working at a fast food place. You’ve been working there for the past five years and haven’t moved up in rank. A manager position just opened up, so you apply, but your supervisor gives the job to someone else because that particular job needed a college background. You
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Thesis Statement: Even though college is a choice, everyone should realize that it is the best choice to make in order to make a good living.
D. Credibility Statement: I myself am a college student. I realized early in my High School years that if you don’t have a college degree, life is going to be difficult for you.
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. A college degree opens up more doors for you.
2. College and University graduates have been known to live longer and have happier lives.
3. More money.

II. Transition: My first argument for why you should attend college is that:
First Main Point: Simply having any sort of college degree will open up more doors for you.
A. People with a Bachelors Degree tend to have a much lower unemployment rate, versus someone who has less education.
1. There is an increase demand for skilled labor in many employers looking to hire.
2. Someone with a degree is looking to find a career that last a long time, rather than someone else looking to find a job that simply just pays the bills.
B. You don’t have to settle for less.
1. You’ve gone to school with a particular career in mind, but even if you’re out of school and can’t find a job, which happens to a lot of college student, you have more
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