For the midterm, I would like you to take an analytical approach to presentations. Using what you’ve learned about audiences, messages, purposes and B.S., I’d like you to present an issue important to you. You will be speaking to the entire class.
I will grade you on the following criteria:
- Preparation (don’t just read from a script)
This will be 60% of your grade.
As for the analysis, I would like you to write a 300 word essay (about one page) explaining how you designed your presentation and why you chose to talk about your topic as you did. This is 20% of your grade.
Finally, you will be expected to participate in your classmates’ presentations. You should ask intelligent questions and offer constructive comments. This will be 20% of your grade.