Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation of Draft Plans: 50 pts or 5% of course grade

Due in class on 11/19

You will present an 8-10 minute introduction to your research project. This may take the form of a storyboard “walk through” or a powerpoint presentation. Either way, you should cover the following questions:

  • What is your topic? Why did you choose it?
  • Who are your characters, what is the setting, and what is your thesis?
  • What do you know about the (historical, social, or cultural) context surrounding your subject?
  • What additional research do you think you need to do on the context?
  • How do you plan to present your material? Which photos, maps, timelines, infographics, audio and/or video clips, do you plan to use and why?
  • How will you deliver the expository or explanatory content? How will you balance text and graphic and/or media elements?
  • How do you plan to present your multimedia essay? Using what tools (a Word Press Blog, Adobe Slate, Storehouse, Atavist, a video essay created in Moviemaker, iMovie, or another program)? Why did you select this medium?
  • What questions do you have about your choices so far? What can the class help you with as you get serious about drafting the final?

The presentation should basically map out your project for the classes. It is your last chance to receive feedback on the draft, so be sure to include questions for the class at the end.