a presenter your task is to offer your understanding of the assigned
reading and to relate it to the current topic of the class (See
Assignment Schedule). Your mode of delivery should be extemporaneous.
Allow about 5 minutes for your presentation. Use the following
suggestions to structure your talk:
- Read the article once for general understanding of its thesis and main points.
- After a day or so read it again to extract the issues that relate to our current focus.
up a presentation outline in your own words that includes selected
relevant issues and examples from current events in science.
- Think of questions that might challenge your interpretation of the reading and be prepared to respond to them.
- Practice your oral presentation a few times.
your presentation on Voiceboard by the first day of the week that the
article is assigned (e.g., the article by Drenth is assigned for week
4; the presentation for that article should be posted by the first day
of that week so that all students may view it as an adjunct to their
reading by the deadline at the end of that week).