PDF by Lehram “The Political Speechwriter’s Companion, Chs2&5” AND “Chs3&16”

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Remarks on the War on Terror


Speech Review 02: Instructions & Grading Rubric


Read all instructions and grading rubric carefully before writing your Speech Review. You are responsible for having read and understood these documents.


You will make your own speech selection for Speech Review 02. You will submit a 2-full page review of the speech. The paper must be written in strict, current Turabian format, include a title and reference page, and utilize and cite appropriate sources in sufficient quantity to justify your position and/or conclusions. You must also adhere to the standards of academic writing. Submit your chosen speech document or video link to the instructor along with your review.


Chosen Speech for Review: George W. Bush “Remarks on the War on Terror” Speech (March 19, 2008) with web link at http://millercenter.org/president/gwbush/speeches/speech-4452 (You can read and listen to the speech on this website).


Sources: I will upload the sources. I highly suggest reading the speech first, then read the sources before writing your review/analysis of the speech. You MUST references the PDF’s and video presentation as well as referencing 1 biblical scripture (by including proper page number).


  1. PDF by Lehram “The Political Speechwriter’s Companion, Chs2&5” AND “Chs3&16”
  2. PDF by Perlman “Writing Great Speeches, Chs1-2&5”
  3. Video presentation “The Ingredients of a Successful Political Speech” AND “Just the Right Words”
  4. Here is a web link to explain what is expected of a speech review and what should be considered when reviewing a speech, http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/speech-evaluation-1-how-to-study-critique-speech/
  5. Here is a web link is an example on how to write the speech review/analysis, http://mannerofspeaking.org/2011/06/02/analysis-of-a-speech-by-bruce-aylward-2/


It is CRUCIAL to write persuasively, and think critically and analytically. It is also CRUCIAL to think outside the box.


“GRADING RUBRIC” is below – Follow it!



635: Speech Review 02: Remarks on the War on Terror (March 19, 2008) George W. Bush Name Course Instructor Date The art of persuasion in political speeches is important to influence, change or reinforce ideas, as the speaker tailors the message depending on the audience. The audience has certain attitudes, behaviors, beliefs and values, and the speaker either changes or reinforces them. President Bush considers the audience who are largely drawn from the security forces as well as foreign policy makers, acknowledging their support and efforts in making the world a better place. Bush mentions, “Along the way, our troops added new chapters to the story of American military heroism.” This speech review identifies pathos, logos and ethos as three elements of persuasion in the speech ‘Remarks on the War on Terror’, it also highlight on language use, alliteration and repetition as effective strategies to persuade the audience. Persuasive speeches tend to have three elements the ethos, pathos and logos. The ethos is related to one’s character, path


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