Your instructor is the best person to answer these questions.
Do not try to fill in the information at the start of the library assignment until you have finished researching your topic, because topic ideas usually change as you learn more about your topic. You may decide to focus your topic more, or broaden it, or select a related topic, depending upon the information available on your topic. Here are the blanks at the start of the assignment and a little explanation:
View a tutorial: Developing a topic.
Basic Guidelines: (To access any of the library databases from off campus, login with your NetID@my.lsco.edu/Password)
In speech classes, the general purpose of a speech is assigned by instructors. These are the three most assigned types:
1. Informative speeches - present the most interesting facts about a topic in a logical order. Leave any persuasive aspects for the persuasive speech.
2. Persuasive speeches - inform about a current issue, provide background, and give the most important reasons why the audience should believe something or take some kind of action.
3. Process speeches - describe how to do something usually describing a set of steps in a process. This type of speech is usually assigned at the beginning of the course.