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Worksheets

Writing, Speech, Debate, & General Knowledge

Topic 1. Writing Processes and Strategies

ChapterDate
1. Writing Test.
2. Writing a Five Paragraph Essay.
3. Types of Essays.
4. The Argumentative/Persuasive Essay.
5. Persuasion.
6. Compare and Contrast.
7. Writing Process Steps.
8. Writing Process Steps - Doing Research.
9. Writing Process Steps - Revising and Editing.
10. Writing a Story: Using a Mind Map.
11. Writing Effective Introductions for Speech and Essay.
12. One Paragraph to Each Topic.
13. Begin Each Paragraph with a Topic Sentence.
14. In Summaries, Keep to One Tense.
15. A Few Matters of Form.
16. Paragraph Organizer.
17. Writing Fluent Sentences.
18. Avoiding Shifts in Sentences.
19. Transitions.
20. Repairing Run-on Sentences.
21. 2007 Essay Writing Contest - Level 1.
22. 2007 Essay Writing Contest - Level 2.
23. 2008 Essay Writing Contest - Level 1.
24. 2008 Essay Writing Contest - Level 2.
25. Writing From Knowledge and Experience.
26. Writing Prompts for Middle & High School Students.
27. Letters About Literature.
28. How to Write a Newspaper Article.
29. In the News.
30. Essays for College Admissions Applications (University of Michigan).
31. Essays for College Admissions Applications (MIT).

Topic 2. Public Speaking/Debate Processes and Strategies

ChapterDate
1. Introduction to Rhetoric.
2. Means of Persuasion.
3. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Applied: President Bush Addresses the Nation.
4. Review Test - Writing Level 8.
5. Outline of an Effective Speech.
6. Public Speaking Template.
7. Catchy Openings Using Famous Quotations.
8. Catchy Openings Using Interesting Facts.
9. More Great Quotations.
10. Mini-Speech Practice.
11. 2007 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 1.
12. 2007 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 2.
13. 2008 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 1.
14. 2008 AIM4A Public Speaking Contest Level 2.

Topic 3. People, Society, and Issues

ChapterDate
1. Character Is Destiny.
2. John F. Kennedy.
3. Famous Philosopher -- Confucius.
4. Abraham Lincoln.
5. Ronald Reagan.
6. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
7. Theodore Roosevelt.
8. Thomas Jefferson.
9. George Washington.
10. Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities.

Topic 4. Sports, Games, and Fitness

ChapterDate
1. Baseball.
2. Golf.
3. Yoga and Meditation.
4. Healthy Eating.
5. Graham Hill: Why I'm a weekday vegetarian.
6. Essay Writing Test - Favorite Sport.

Topic 5. Money, Finance, and Economics

ChapterDate
1. The World Population.
2. Investing Basics.
3. Stock Investing.
4. Petroleum (Oil) Industry.
5. Stock Research -- Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies.
6. The Great Depression (1929-1939).
7. Global Financial Crisis of 2008.
8. Economic Bubbles.

Topic 6. History, Geography, and Civics

ChapterDate
1. Memorable Speech: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!.
2. Memorable Speech: The Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' Tragedy Address.
3. Geography Extremes.
4. Geography Extremes - 2.
5. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action.
6. Article of the Day.
7. This Day In History.
8. Immigration to the US.
9. Countries and Capitals - 2.
10. Countries and Capitals.
11. Rivers in the US.
12. Cycles.

Topic 7. Science and Technology

ChapterDate
1. Nano Technology.
2. Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars.
3. Researching Career Choices.
4. Fields of Study.
5. Biotechnology.
6. Richard Sears: Planning for the end of oil.
7. Michael Specter: The danger of science denial.
8. Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology.
9. Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries.
10. Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it!.
11. Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net.

Topic 8. Advanced Writing & Composition

ChapterDate
1. Persuasive Essay Topics.
2. Writing Practice 9.
3. Writing Practice 8.
4. Writing Practice 7.
5. Writing Practice 6.
6. Writing Practice 5.
7. Writing Practice 4.
8. Writing Practice 3.
9. More Persuasive Essay Topics.
10. Writing Practice 10.