In-Class Presentation

In-Class Presentation

In addition to your Project Porftolio (housed on / integrated into your individual OpenLab ePortfolio), in order to publicly share your Final Projects, each student will have ~20 minutes in class for to present their work (12-15 minute presentations, followed by 5-8 minutes of Q&A, feedback, and discussion). minute in-class, oral presentation on his research, arguments, deliverables, process, and conclusions (synthesizing and thinking critically about the data/research he has compiled).

Each student’s presentation should be uploaded to OpenLab (linked from your Final Project post on our course site) before class begins on Tu 12/15 (2pm).

A few things to keep in mind as you prepare your presentation:

  • Your presentation should present the main points from your Final Project project: including an overview of the project (introduction to it and why you chose to pursue it), relevant background info., a discussion/analysis of your data (particularly your experimentation with various digital composing environments and genres, if relevant), your multimodal “products” (or deliverables), reflections (what you have learned), and conclusions, along with questions for further thought / research (if you were going to continue the project, how would you extend it / revise it).
  • Since each student only has 12-15 minutes to present, it will not be able to cover all the details discussed in the Project Portfolio (and, of course, this write-up also can’t cover all the information you found in your weeks-long project). Choosing what details/data/info. to include/exclude and how to present that information in an engaging, concise manner is an important part of the presentation.
  • 12-15 minutes will go by very quickly, so make sure to practice giving your presentation before the official presentation, and time yourself as you go (I also suggest videoing it, if possible, to see/hear how the presentation comes across to an audience).
  • You are responsible for creating an engaging presentation for your classmates, so while you can bring note cards to help you remember certain points, you shouldn’t read directly from your notes/write-up (this will prevent you from making eye contact with your audience).
  • You should dress professionally for your presentation.
  • Each presentation should include some multimedia aspect (using presentation software, such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.), which should help your classmates and I to follow along in your discussion. You may want to consider using these slides to: provide bullet points of key talking points, list the data/sources/quotes – with the relevant citations – that you will refer to, provide images/video clip, pose questions for further discussion, etc. You should think back to our earlier presentations (and feedback / discussions surrounding them) earlier in the semester when creating your presentations.
  • Remember to provide a “Works Cited” for the sources (including images, music, etc.) you use within your presentation (this can be your last slide). No presentation will receive credit without accurate / complete citation of all sources in MLA format.
  • Part of your presentation grade is also being a respectful, critically engaged, active viewer / note-taker and participant (asking questions, engaging in the discussion portion) for your classmates. Any person who is late or absent for these presentations or not actively engaged will have their own presentation grade lowered accordingly.
  • Drafts of presentations are due Tu 12/8 and will be given in class that day (peer review and instructor feedback will occur then). I am happy to discuss/provide feedback on your presentation drafts, if you wish, and provide feedback ahead of time. Please schedule a conference with me if you wish to do so.

Students will present during the last two classes, Tu 12/15 and Th 12/17, but everyone should finish presentations and have them uploaded to OpenLab by Tu 12/15. I will announce the order of the presentations at the beginning of each class. Everyone should make sure to have their presentations loaded/open on the main classroom computer before class begins, as we will have to move quickly from one presentation to the next. Therefore, all students should arrive to class early to load their presentations. Any person who does not have her presentation ready to go on the main computer a few minutes before class begins will receive no credit for the presentation.

*We will also have end-of-the-semester celebrations those days (yay!), I will bring in some goodies for the class, and I encourage you to do the same.

This presentation is worth 10% of your overall course grade (so this is 10%, and the rest of the project is worth 35%, for the grand total of 45%).

You will be graded on the quality of both your oral presentation and your multimedia presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.). Below is the rubric for the Presentation (we will do peer review and you will receive instructor feedback on your draft presentations the week of 12/8, using this rubric).

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