PRESENTATION WORKSHOP

Dear all, this is what's happening the rest of the semester.

The Assignment: The Research Presentation is designed to demonstrate presentation and research skills. Your midterm analysis and annotated bibliography are the "building blocks" for the Research Presentation. You will create an argumentative presentation that uses effective visual and written rhetoric. The final product will be a presentation (like one would see at an academic conference) that incorporates a power point/poster presentation. You will be graded on: Your visual rhetoric (PowerPoint/Slides, poster) Your oral presentation The strength of your research

 Guidelines:

Visual Elements Are colors, symbols, and font styles carefully chosen? Do they convey specific meaning? Is the visual presentation eye catching? Does it encourage someone to stop and find out more? Is the layout appropriate for the message? Not too busy or too sparse Statistics or graphs enhance the presentation Are there NO misspelled words, grammar or usage errors in any part of the presentation? Do the visual elements serve a purpose in the argument? Do they help convince your audience? Oral Elements Did you develop a proper "elevator pitch"? Did the presenter avoid reading off a “script” or directly from note cards? Did the presenter avoid reading power point slides, or other text from the visual aids? Does the presentation use effective rhetorical devices to try to convince an audience? Is the presentation based on solid, academic research? TIMELINE November 7th and 9th - CLAIM: What is your claim/ main statement? Ex. Capital Punishment is immoral - Introduction / elevator pitch - Define your EVALUATIVE TERMS. Ex. What is an immoral act? why you state your claim. - Start visual aids (follow guidelines) November 14th and 16th -Present draft from previous module. -Write your conclusion. -Find images for visual aids November 21st: - We won't meet for class! Work on your poster November 28th: GROUPS 5 & 6 WILL LEAD THE STUDY GROUP FOR A&P EXAM November 30th: FIRST YEAR SYMPOSIUM You MUST attend and evaluate at least 2 presentation and TURN IN the evaluation to ME for an extra credit. December 5th: GROUPS 7 & 8 WILL LEAD THE STUDY GROUP FOR A&P EXAM CELEBRATE END OF CLASSES!!!!

THIS WEEK:

- CLAIM: What is your claim/ main statement? Ex. Capital Punishment is immoral - Introduction / elevator pitch - Define your EVALUATIVE TERMS. Ex. What is an immoral act? Lay the groundwork for why you state your claim. - Start visual aids (follow guidelines)