Things to Do - Planning For Symposium
- Set up and agree upon how you are going to communicate.
- Discuss and Brainstorm how you are going to divide the workload
- Who does what and when? Designate specific roles!
- Who is the leader or coordinator or production manager?
- Posterboard buying
- Posterboard composing and content
- Visual Appeal is important
- Academic Audience means --must have a list of Works Cited for the presentation
- Who is responsible for keeping it and lugging it around?
- Poster should curated to show the overall theme of your presentation.
- Poster should highlight the historical nature of the topics by including images from history.
- Poster should convey the idea that writing (primary source documents) was used to go into the world and make something happen.
- Poster must be equipped with a Works Cited page taped to the back of the Poster.
- Each group will need to have a Presentation Introduction that provides a rationale for why the individual topics are lumped together. You can think of this as a narrative or a story that explains how the individual topics are related.
- Individual Parts of the Presentation
- What are the most important things you are going to say about your primary source document?
- How are you going to say it?
- What do you want your audiences to understand about your topic? About your primary source document? About history?
- Presentation must be based on credible academic research.
- The Conclusion
- How are you going to wrap it up?
- Must say "Thank You for listening to my presentation" and "Are there any questions?'''
- When will the group meet to practice the presentation?
- How many practice sessions will be needed?
Dressing for Success
- Pick that outfit!
- Business casual is a conservative style of clothing. No clubbing attire!