In Google, you can search any website if you put the word site before a colon and the main address of the website. There should be no spaces between the word site, the colon, and the main web address!
Then there should be one space, followed by your keywords (this example is not from education, but you get the idea...).
Below are some education-specific news websites and some general news websites. If you want to use a different newspaper or magazine not on this list, ask your professor first if it will be acceptable.
Publication web address (URL)
The Washington Post washingtonpost.com
The New York Times nytimes.com
NY 1 ny1.com
The Wall Street Journal wsj.com
National Public Radio npr.org
The New Yorker newyorker.com
The Atlantic theatlantic.com
The Nation thenation.com
You use MLA or APA (APA, which is the accepted style in the field of communication) for your outline and Bibliography (or References). However, you must also provide oral citations during your presentation.
Although written style guides like MLA and APA offer specific rules for how to internally cite sources in written documents, in Public Speaking courses, oral citation rules apply.
Unlike the readers of a paper or a presentation outline, listeners are less concerned with page numbers or article titles. When you cite orally, you emphasize the credibility of your source to build your credibility as a speaker.
Your oral citation should include the author or the source, how recent the information is, and the source’s qualification/ reputation that will make them more credible for the audience.
Oral citation must be adapted to the audience, occasion, and type of source being used (Nelson, Titsworth, & Person, 2013).
Nelson, Titsworth, and Person (2013) provide the following examples for oral citations:
“Jayne O’Donnell, writing in the September 6th edition of USA Today, pointed out that lead paint tastes sweet, which makes the poison particularly dangerous to young children who are more likely to suck on tainted toys” (Nelson, Titsworth, & Person, 2013, p. 105).
“A 2009 study published in the Howard Journal of Communication argued that government messages about natural disasters need to be adapted to have meaningful outcomes for non-whites, people who live in poverty, and other marginalized populations” (Nelson, Titsworth, & Person, 2013, p. 105).
“A story on the American Red Cross website, published on February 9, 2009, described how a teacher at the Decatur Area Technical Academy in Dacour, Illionis, used volunteering for the Red Cross as a way to help her students understand the importance of community responsibility” (Nelson, Titsworth, & Person, 2013, p. 105).
Accordingly, in Public Speaking course, Perdue Online Writing Lab is useful only in regards of your outline and bibliography. Additionally, you will be asked to write out your oral citation.
Nelson, P., Titsworth, S., & Person, J. (Eds.). iSpeak: Public speaking for contemporary life (5th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
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