As 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 20 minutes
for your presentation and 20 minutes for response. 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.
- Draw 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.
*To get a sense of the
current science news around the
world, take a look at the
Media Resource Service.