|This course has the following practical goals:
1. to raise your drafting and practical delivery skills to a level where your presentations (or poster sessions) at an international level can be highly effective,low stress, even enjoyable.
2. to produce logically persuasive presentation abstracts, scripts and slides related to your research area that you can use as models for future international “real world”presentations.
3. to raise your confidence in general international communication in academic contexts.
|Classes are conducted in an informal, communicative atmosphere. Students discuss issues and work together in pairs or small groups, changing partners each week in order to increase communication opportunities. Most lessons include a short interactive lecture.
1. Introduction: reviewing fundamentals of academic presentations
2. Arguments and counterarguments in presentations
3. Preparing abstracts/proposals
4. Making your abstract successful
5. Building a presentation, predicting questions
6. Presenting your data effectively 7-9. 1st presentations
10. Poster session techniques
11. Advanced visual design for clarity and impact 12-14. 2nd presentations
15. Course review
* Students give 2 short presentations and may use their own research or other research material. Consultation is offered during preparation and detailed feedback is given to support improvement.
|All materials are prepared and provided by the instructor. Electronic copies of key materials will be sent to students throughout the course. It will be helpful to bring a dictionary for using English to class.|
|Two presentations 40% Participation 60%|