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Persuasive Lecture

(Midterm Oral Examination)

What is an advocacy?
An advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends,
argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads in behalf of others.
Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who
are most vulnerable in society, are able to:
1. Have his/her voice heard on issues that are important to him/her.
2. Defend and safeguard their rights. Have their views and wishes genuinely
considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
Express their views and concerns, access information and services, defend
and promote their rights and responsibilities, and explore choices and options.

1. Create an advocacy and name it. Your advocacy should be close to your heart and should be field-
Example advocacies of Criminology students:
 Promoting Victim-centric Justice System
 Strengthening Justice and Security
 Drug-free Nation
2. Make a PowerPoint presentation. 5 slides ONLY.
3. There is no need to submit a hard copy of your lecture.
4. You will be given 5 minutes to present. If you go beyond the time limit, you will be asked to stop.
5. Student should memorize and understand his/her lecture.
6. Wear a formal business attire.
7. Criteria for visual aids (PowerPoint) must be strictly followed. Do not use sentences except for the
introduction. Use keywords, graphic organizer to explain concept and ideas, images, and videos. See
attached rubric.
8. Before the presentation, student will be asked to scan his/her PowerPoint slides to check the quality of
visual aids. Failure to follow the criteria for visual aids means that the student cannot proceed to the
9. Student must reach a general rating of 90. Otherwise, the student will have to improve the lecture and
present again and again until he/she reaches 90.
10. Read and strictly follow the rubric provided.
Persuasive Lecture must contain the following:
• Open with a statement that engages your audience. Make a statement that
gets your audience’s attention right away, perhaps using a dramatic fact. This
is your lead-in and should be only a sentence or two.
• State your advocacy. Present the problem. Describe the problem, who it
affects, it impacts.
• Provide facts, data about the problem. Data is important to demonstrate that
a problem exists and to support your position. Look for facts that are relevant
to your audience.
• Share a story or give an example of the problem. An example or story puts
a human face on the issue and makes it real and more compelling. Again,
make sure the example is relevant to your audience.
• Explain how your advocacy can help.
• Connect the issue to the audience’s values, concerns or self-interest. Show
your audience how this interest fits with what they care about, want or need. Learn what you can about the
• Summary
• Make your request (the “ask”). Clearly state what you want the person to do.