Title: Using and Abusing Adderall: What’s the big deal? General Goal:
I. Attention grabber: Raise your hand if anyone you know has taken the drug Adderall. Keep your hands raised if the person you know to be taking Adderall is doing so without a prescription for the drug. II. Listener Relevance: The illegal use of stimulants like Adderall among college students has increased dramatically over the past decade. The latest National Study on Drug Use and Health found that ….(Startling statistics). So, if you know ten people who are in college, it’s likely that you know someone who is abusing Adderall. III. Speaker credibility: I became interested in this topic during my freshman year when my roommate received a call from her mother telling her that her best friend, had died suddenly from an Adderall-induced heart attack….(Relating your experience) IV. Thesis Statement: Specifically, I want to inform you about the growing problem of off-label Adderall usage by college students, explaining the nature and legal uses of Adderall, its growing popularity as a study aid for college students, and the problems associated with abusing Adderall.
Establishing Listener Relevance
(Asking audience to consider the topic in relation to their own lives) Although a diet rich in eggs and meat was once the norm in our country, more and more of us are choosing a vegetarian lifestyle to help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and even help prevent the onset of some diseases. So, as I describe my experience, you may want to consider how you could alter your diet.
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