|Lecturer||Nathan HAMLITSCH, Designated Lecturer|
|Department||Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2021 Spring|
|Recommended for:||2nd year students|
This course teaches students how to make an academic presentation. Specifically, they will learn how to turn a published academic paper into a high-quality, clear and concise presentation. Each week’s lecture builds on what was learned the week before, step-by-step, until students have a completed presentation. This “rough” presentation is then further refined and improved for a final in-class presentation.
The central aim of this course is to improve students’ presentation skills and to help students understand and create their own academic presentation based on a thorough understanding of 1) observations / problems 2) research questions / objectives, and 3) thesis statements / hypotheses. We will then use this basic framework to move to more advanced topics. Students will dissect and understand a work of their choosing as a basis for their presentation. Students will also learn how to write a proposal/abstract for their work. Students will present twice during the semester using the skills learned throughout the course. As necessary, most classes will contain a lecture dealing with specific aspects of presentation skills. Class activities and materials will be oriented around pair and small group work.
|1||Course introduction, orientation; What is research?|
|2||The 3 most important elements of research; What is a thesis statement?|
|3||4 kinds of observations; 2 (+) kinds of research questions; 2 sequences of a research paper|
|4||Review; Investigate a real research paper; Things to consider when choosing a research paper|
|5||Student presentation: In focus|
|6||Student project: 1. Observation, 2. Research Question, 3. Hypothesis|
|7||Support for idea: How to support the thesis statement/hypothesis (Method, Results, Discussion)|
|8||Wrapping up: Conclusions; outlines|
|10||Presentation 1 cont.|
|11||Feedback from presentation 1/ Using abstracts to organize your presentation; What is an abstract?; Building an abstract|
|12||Checking an abstract|
|13||From paper to presentation: Abstract to presentation|
|15||Presentation 2 cont.|
Classwork/Participation: 20points, Homework: 20 points, Presentation(1): 20 points, Presentation(2): 20 points, E-learning (eFACE)-online only: 20 points
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March 07, 2022