- Canvas Grades not weighted
- Quick Ethos, Pathos, Logos discussion
- Bibliographic Essays and Rhetoric Projects
- Teaching Evaluations Online
- Webpage fun!!!
- Important Due Dates to Remember
- Portfolios DUE: 12/04–next week
- Final Presentations: 12/04–next week
- Final Exam: 12/11/2017 @ 6:30 pm–two weeks
- Information Design Critique (not yet grades)
- Workshop Presentations and Portfolios
As I’ve mentioned before, I give the students enrolled in 5182 bonus assignments. Because they’re pros, we’ll let them go first and then discuss presentations. Also, ENGL 5182 needs to turn in their bibliographic essays or rhetoric projects.
Let’s talk a bit about what to do and not do during presentations. Although your presentations for this class aren’t the exact format you can expect throughout your careers, it’s important to practice public speaking whenever you can. Your classmates want you to do well, so the classroom setting is great for practicing oral presentations.
I have some questions about oral presentations for a class discussion:
- What are some common presentation pitfalls?
- Why is understanding your purpose so important?
- What are some questions you should ask about your audience?
- What type of delivery method will work best for you or you and your group—memorized, reading (scripted), notes, or impromptu?
- What are some advantages and disadvantages of the above delivery methods?
- What’s important to keep in mind about visuals (which you must use?
- How should you manage your presentation style?
Finally, what should you include in your presentations? Obviously, you can’t discuss every detail of your portfolio, so I suggest focusing on why you made the choices/changes you did. A goal of this presentation is to get you to select relevant information to present to the class effectively in 4-5 minutes.
Your “Theories Presentation,” which is what the syllabus calls your portfolio presentation, is worth 5% of your grade. Below are the criteria I’ll use to base your grade:
- Appearance of preparation
- Eye contact
- Voice Projection
- Time—don’t go over five minutes and don’t go under four minutes (practice so you get it just right)
Your final presentations will be next week, but, if we need extra time, we’ll have to carry over to the final exam period. Because the final exam won’t take very long, we’ll do the overflow presentations during the final exam time on Dec. 11th @ 6:30 pm. Don’t worry; it’ll be easier than the midterm exam.
I’ll ask for volunteers to go first on presentation day, and then we’ll go alphabetically.
Don’t forget to review the Portfolio Revision requirements. Look them over before you leave and ask questions if you’re not sure.
Next Week and Beyond
Well, that’s it for your reading this semester. You’ve done so well, that you should take the rest of the week off…starting Wednesday. When you return on 11/27, we’ll have a presentation discussion and portfolio workshop. Again, make sure you review the portfolio requirements, including reflecting/reflection requirements.
Don’t forget these special dates:
Portfolios DUE: 12/04
Final Presentations: 12/04
Final Exam: 12/11/2017 @ 6:30 pm
If you have a conflict with the above exam time, have you e-mailed me? Have you discussed it with me?