|Building on Oral Presentation I, the purpose of this course is to develop presenting skills to enable students to clearly and effectively present individual research. The course will utilize course content from Research Writing I, and students will be expected to integrate material from the course into presentations. |
The first part of the semester will review basic presentation skills before introducing skills for developing handouts, computer slides and dealing with post-presentation questions. Students will have an opportunity to present individual research in the second half of the course.
|Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:|
1. Successfully structure a 15-20 minute presentation from research material.
2. Create a concise handout to facilitate audience comprehension.
3. Use computer slides to enhance the clarity of presentations.
|Class time will be used for introducing and demonstrating presentation skills. As this time will not be sufficient for all preparation, students will be required to complete a large portion of work outside of class. |
Students are strongly advised to incorporate material from Research Writing I in structuring their presentations. Students who miss presentation days without a valid reason will receive a score of zero for the presentation.
|Week 1-Course introduction and review of basic skills |
Week 2-Organizing research into presentations
Week 3-Creating handouts
Week 4-Using visual aids and creating computer slides
Week 5-Using visual aids and presenting with computer slides
Week 6-Concluding presentations
Week 7-Answering audience questions
Week 8-Review and practice
Week 9-Student presentations
Week 10-Student presentations
Week 11-Student presentations
Week 12-Student presentations
Week 13-Student presentations
Week 14-Student presentations
Week 15-Student presentations
|As class time will not be sufficient to carry out topic research, students are required to do this outside of class. |
Class time will be used for structuring information into a presentation, creating presentation slides and a handout, and practicing presentation skills.
|Material to be provided by the teacher.|
|A good English-English and Japanese-English dictionary (book form or electronic).|
|Grading will be as follows:|
PowerPoint presentation 25%
Final presentation 50%
|Students will be evaluated on individual presentation development, a well-structured, clear PowerPoint presentation with a concise handout, and their ability to present their research and take audience questions in a final presentation. |
Students who come to class unprepared, do not make efficient use of class time or have multiple absences cannot expect to receive a high mark in this class.