[Final Project Presentations]

In order to publicly share your Final Projects and get crucial feedback before you submit the Write-Up, each student will give an 5 minute in-class, oral presentation on her research, arguments, process, and conclusions (synthesizing and thinking critically about the data/research he has compiled). This presentation is worth 5% of your overall course grade (1/5 of the 25% of The Final Project). See below for the Presentation Rubric.

Students will present during class on Tu 12/6 and Th 12/8.

You will be graded on the quality of both your oral presentation and your multimedia presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.).Each student’s presentation should be uploaded to our OpenLab site before the class begins on your presentation day.  Categorize as “presentations”

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

  • Your presentation should present the main points from your research project, including an overview of the project/relevant background info., a discussion/analysis of your data/research, and your conclusions/argument/claims.
  • Since each student only has five minutes to present, she will not be able to cover all the details discussed in the Final ProjectWrite-Up (and, of course, this write-up also can’t cover all the information you found in your weeks-long research 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


[Presentation Schedule]

Tu 12/6


Th 12/8



[Presentation Rubric]

Presentations will be graded according to the following rubric:

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