Persuasive Speech Formal Outline
Title: PRIVATE SCHOOLING IS THE OBVIOUS WAY TO GO
Topic: Private Schooling
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that private schools offer a better education
to children and better prepare them for college.
Thesis Statement: Private school children are more involved in community service, are
generally provided with a better education, and are more likely to
apply and succeed in college.
Attention material: For many of us, as scary as it may seem, the pitter-patter of little
feet is not too far off. In fact, some of you may already hear it. But along with
it, comes many big decisions that will affect the future of your children.
Education is a big example. Now you may say, “Of course I’m going to educate
my children.” But the big question is “Where?” For many parents today, it is a
hard to decide where to send their children - Public or Private school?
Credibility material: I myself went to public schools, and even though I graduated
Valedictorian of my class, when I came to college, I did not feel I was prepared
in many area of education. The classes in my high school were not challenging
enough, the tests were not hard enough, and the teachers were not strict enough.
Now it seemed pretty cool at the time, but it just caused me more trouble in the
long run than it was worth. If I were to choose today where to send my kids to
school, I would definitely choose private schooling.
Thesis statement: Private school students are more involved in community service, are
generally provided with a better education, and are more likely to apply and
succeed in college.
Preview: 11% of all US Students are enrolled in private schools this school year (CAPE).
(Transition: I feel these children are at a big advantage over children in pub...