Research for your speech may involve using multiple sources and different kinds of information. A common mistake students make when writing speeches is to rely on one or two sources and to only use one type of source.

Number of Sources:
If you rely on only one or two sources, you may not get complete coverage of your topic.

Different Types of Sources:
If you only use one type of source—only magazines or only web sites, for example—you may miss useful information that would not be found in those types of sources.

Envision your completed search for information before you begin. What will you have found? What would the information look like?