THE CHALLENGE OF EVALUATING ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Michelle Harris Biocore Grading student writing fairly and consistently is challenging. Grading student oral presentations fairly and consistently is downright scary. What if we don’t remember everything students said? How do we simultaneously listen …

Evaluating Students’ Oral Participation in Class

Professor Yoshiko HerreraPolitical Science 186 Professor Herrera includes the following guidelines on her syllabus. She offers a clear explanation for how she evaluates students’ participation in class—and posts grades on Learn@UW every day after class. …

MAKING CRITERIA FOR CLASS PARTICIPATION EXPLICIT

Professor Virginia SapiroWomen’s Studies 640 Women’s Studies 640 is the capstone course required of all Women’s Studies majors during their senior year. Different instructors use different themes. I use “women and leadership” because I believe …

Preparing PowerPoint Presentations

  Dr. Michelle Harris & Dr. Janet Batzli (Biocore) Preparing PowerPoint Slides Keep it simple. Think of your PowerPoint slides as “billboards” conveying the major points of your presentation. Present only one to two major …

Interactive Workshop Presentations

Professor Betty Kramer (Social Work 821) The purpose of this assignment is to: 1) provide an opportunity to identify & synthesize multiple sources of information relevant to practice issues and/or models of assessment and intervention; …

PREPARING STUDENTS TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON RESEARCH PAPERS

  Brad Hughes (English/L&S Interdisciplinary Program 316) Guidelines for presentations Please be sure to prepare your presentation carefully, so that you interest your audience in your research, teach us about a few of your main …

DOS AND DON’TS FOR BRIEF RESEARCH TALKS

  Gordon H. Bower (Psychology 225) A talk is not a written Journal of Experimental Psychology Talks have an informal narrative style and are dramatic rather than detailed or completely informative. Don’t read your “speech.” …

Using Oral Debates to Find an Argument

  Rebecca Lorimer (English 201) When student writers struggle to write argument-driven—rather than report-driven—research papers, it is often because they misunderstand the difference between a research topic and a research argument. In order to help …

Works in Progress Presentations

  Elisabeth Miller (English 201) I hate to admit it, but I came to dread student presentations in my composition courses. Students, though, were doing what I asked of them: sharing their capstone research projects, …

Mock Trial Assignment

  Cassie Chambliss (African Languages and Literature 201) This assignment will give you opportunities to articulate persuasive arguments about literature give textual evidence in support of your arguments predict and account for counter‑arguments create interpretive …

Participation Grading Sheet

  Cris Ruggiero (Political Science 452: Criminal Law) Name: ______________________________________________ Discussion Section Day/Time: __________________________ Regular attendance and active participation are a necessary part of your success in this class. Since you know about your own …

Incorporating the Oral Communication Component

  Rebecca Schoenike Nowacek (Writing Across the Curriculum) In order to meet the oral communication requirements of Comm-B courses, many instructors encourage students to participate in class discussions and sometimes require students to lead class …