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Unit 2 Discussion – Audience Analysis


Scenario: You are asked to speak at PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) meeting at your child’s school. You will have 6-8 minutes to offer your thoughts on sex education.

The post should respond to the following:

  1. Who is your audience?
  2. How do you know? What method may you need to use to gather audience information?
  3. Write a thesis for your speech. How would this thesis connect to your audience?
  4. List three key points for your speech. Why would your audience find these key points engaging?
  5. What supportive evidence would you include? Why? How would this connect to your audience? 
  6. Overall, how did your awareness of your audience effect your answers to these questions?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete:  2 hours

This topic is valued at 40 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read Me First Section of the Course).

Peer Response: Unit 2, Due Sunday by 11:59 pm CT

Audience Analysis


Please post 1 peer response.

In the response post, critique the following:

  • Thesis statement
  • Key points
  • Supporting evidence
  • Audience analysis

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Assignment 2



Analyze: Audience

Evaluation Title: Audience Analysis Project

Watch the video to respond to the following questions:

  1. What is the topic of the speech?
  2. What type of speech is this?
  3. What audience was the speaker targeting? How do you know?
  4. Based on the audience analysis, for the audience:
    1. Was the speech introduction effective? Why or why not?
    2. Did the body of the speech provide all key points as well as supportive evidence? Why or why not?
    3. Was the conclusion effective? Why or why not? Helpful Hint: You may want to review Unit 1: The Parts of a Speech to help you answer these questions.

Watch the video

Shuping Yang spoke at U of Maryland



CL. (2017, May 21). Shuping Yang spoke at U of Maryland [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCp80JkS56g