Week 13 (January 18)
- Final presentations second round.
- Watch 3 TED talks of your own choosing. Based on what you have learned this semester/year, critique the presentations and note anything that you think could help you in the future.
Week 12 (January 11)
- Final presentations first round.
- Based on the feedback you receive in class, revise your presentations.
Week 11 (December 21)
- Student presentation.
- The importance of explaining multiple viewpoints.
- Understanding audience expectations.
Week 10 (December 14)
- Student presentation. (Cancelled and rescheduled for next week).
- Topic discussion.
- Continue to work on honing your topic to a narrow focus.
- Please make sure the topic is interesting to you.
- Be ready to explain how you have modified and revised your topic and ideas.
Week 9 (December 7)
- One student presentation.
- Final Presentation topic discussion.
- Be ready to explain your topics and answer your classmates' questions.
Week 8 (November 30)
- Deciding on final presentation topics.
- Prepare 2-3 possible topics for your final presentations.
Week 7 (November 16)
- Zotero and workflow questions.
- Multiple viewpoint presentations.
- Based on the feedback you received in class today, revise your presentations and extend them an additional 3 minutes.
- Prepare 3-4 visual aids as well.
- Make sure you follow the previous guidelines about visual aids.
Week 6 (November 9)
- Zotero review.
- Impromptu speaking practice.
- Continue to experiment with Zotero.
- Choose a controversial topic and prepare a 5 minute presentation that explains the topic from multiple viewpoints.
Week 5 (November 2)
Week 4 (October 26)
- Research topic presentations with slides.
- Evaluating good presentations.
- Based on the feedback you received in class, revise your presentation and slides. Make sure to expand your methodology section.
Week 3 (October 19)
- Repeat presentation.
- Research topic presentations.
- Presentation discussions.
- Expand your research topic presentation to include an explanation of your methodology. Make 2-3 slides that will help your audience understand the tools you will use to investigate your topic.
Week 2 (October 12)
- Student presentation.
- What are the specific qualities of an effective presentation.
- Analzying a presentation to a hostile audience: Steve Jobs in 1997.
Find a speech on YouTube or Vimeo or anywhere that you like. Watch it and come to class ready to explain why and how it works.
Prepare a short 3 minute presentation explaining why your research topic is important and valuable to non-specialists.
Week 1 (October 5)
- Course Introduction
- Introducing yourself and explaining your research interests
- How this course can help you
- The problem with presentations
- Differences between academic and non-academic presentations
Welcome to Academic Presentations in English. You ou can find the syllabus from the Spring semester here. This will help you get an idea about what we covered. In the first class we will talk about what you want to accomplish in the course. Once I know how many returning students and new students are in the class, I will be able to customize the course to your needs.