In order to publicly share your Research Project, each student will give an 6-8 minute in-class, oral presentation on her research, arguments, process, and conclusions (synthesizing and thinking critically about the data/research she has compiled). This presentation is worth 15% of your overall course grade. See below for the Presentation Rubric, which explains how you will be graded for the presentation.

(the other part of the final course grade is your Cover Letter + Abstract, together worth 5%)

Students will present during the final week of class, on Tu 12/18 and Th 12/20. Everyone, regardless of presentation date, must submit their presentations before the start of class on 12/18, in order to receive credit for their work.

You will be graded on content (research, claims), organization, and 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 (categorize as “Final Project Presentations”) and submitted to Dropbox via this link.

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.
  • Assume your audience has no prior knowledge of your project.
  • Since each student only has 6-8 minutes to present, she will not be able to cover all the details/information you found in your 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.
  • 6-8 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. However, you should incorporate your research throughout your discussion (and in-text citations throughout, on relevant slides), rather than just point to it at the end.
  • 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 12/18

  1. Chris
  2. Tyler
  3. Vishal
  4. Sheng
  5. Pedro

Th 12/18

  1. Justin
  2. Phoenixx
  3. Sajida
  4. Stanley
  5. Mohammad

[Presentation Rubric]

Presentations will be graded according to the following rubric:

Presentation Rubric for Final Research Project (Fall 2018, Professor Belli, ENG 2420)