All presentations and writings
—except, perhaps, free verse "poetry" and "tweets"—
should have . . .
a defined Audience
a clear Purpose
an intended Style (aka "Tone")
Your Presentation is aninformal [style] preliminary report [purpose] to your classmates [audience] onwhat you have found(and found to be interesting)in your research onyour Projectthis semester [content].
Your Presentationis apreliminary reportof yourTerm Paper,
to a different audience (your classmates), and with a different style (informal).
(By contrast, your Term Paper will be a "formal style" document.)
Classmates (not the professor)
Think of your presentation as a TED talk for your classmates, if you are familiar with TED talks,
without having to pay the $3,500-$15,000 fee to give your talk at aTED conference.
(If you are not familiar with TEDtalks, you should check on them. Have a look at the TED TalksTopics.)
Or something like a "brown bag" luncheon presentation at your library to a mixed-group of curious individuals who normally attend more informal public lectures
Or students at the Student Presentations sections of the Central States Anthropological Society Annual Convention, or the annual regional convention of your major(s) [for example, Sociologists of Minnesota, Central States Anthropological Society]
One of the main reasons for your Presentation, apart from sharing your findings, is to give you experience at presenting to a small group—a skill that is increasingly necessary in "the real world".
To let your audience know what you were working on, and what you found out that was interesting and important, and what might be interesting to look at in the future
To get feedback on your Presentation that might be useful in preparing your final Term Paper
NOTE: This is a presentation of a work in progress
PowerPoint projects for this course should be well-crafted and professional, and about 25-30 slides & * in length, with narration or narrative text as part of the program itself (and not simply presented, for e.g., as presenter's notes in a powerpoint presentation).
the numbers 25-30 slides are just guidelines. You may have more or fewer slides if you like.
*Note: The "10-20-30 rule" works well, but only for some kinds of presentations. Choose an approach that best fits your presentation goals.
The "narration" can be pretty straightforward. It is the "story" that links the slides together
If you look at any of the slide sets from the first part of the semester, there is a set of word slides linking together the various images
(Note, as mentioned above written "narration" should be part of the program itself and not simply presented as off-slide notes in a PowerPoint presentation. That is, the PowerPoint "show" itself should be self-contained. The same priciple is also true as it might apply to a web page presentation.)
To see what the presenter's notes are all about, if you go to your PowerPoint program and click on the "View" tab at the top (usually at the top) you will have the options . . .
Some people sometimes put the "narrative" (the story that links the slides together) on the "Notes Page." But when one does that they can not see the slides and the notes at the same time.
So don't put your "narrative" there
The minimum format should be slides with information on your project, with relevant illustrations. You may, of course, experiment. (But avoid items flying around and appearing randomly.)
QUESTION: "When you put pictures in PowerPoint slides do you have cite them?"
The basic rule is that one needs to cite everything used that is not of their own creation. There are different ways to do that.
For a presentation you can list the sources of the images on one or more slide (if you are using slides) at the end; that is, all of the references can be at the end; they do not necessarily have to be with each picture (that is, in a Presentation; in the Term Paper, each image must be identified, and the source given).
If you are doing a web site, it is acceptable to link the picture to its source (which is the system I use on most of the images for the class web pages).
You can also add a link an image in a PowerPoint slide, but, in the end, that can be very confusing when a viewer or presenter clicks on an image accidentally and is taken away from the Presentation to the web site (or other source) of the picture.
Have a look at the information below, and if you have any questions, please let me know.
The use of images is one of the great strengths of using WebPages. Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely. And they generally make your work look more interesting.
Identify your images with concise headings.
When you include an image, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates. Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper.
At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes. Make sure each image has an accurate title.
In your Presentation make sure each image has an accurate title. And at the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes, but do that part in tiny fonts.
Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely. And they generally make your work look more interesting. Number your images and include concise headings. And you must have at least one reference to each illustration . . . in the text.
When you include an image in your Term Paper, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates. Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper. If your image is bigger or longer than fits on the page where it should ideally go, indicate its position with instructions set off by lines above and below and place each image on a separate page immediately following the inserted instructions as with the following example.
Insert Image 1 about here
At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes. Do not number these notes in the same series as the content notes. Make sure each image has an accurate title.
Number your images consecutively, in the order mentioned in the text. Number figures, diagrams, and illustrations similarly, but separately.
In the text, refer to images, tables, figures, illustrations ... by their number. For example:
"Image 1 illustrates the relationship between the femur and its attached muscles.@
". . . these correlations support the hypothesis (see Figure 1)."
Somewhere in your paper you should include an identification of and credits for your cover image. You can do this on the “Works Cites” or “References” page. This information is usually not included on the cover page.
UMD offers free writing support from graduate student or faculty writing consultants to all members of the campus community at the Writers’ Workshop. The consultants will work with you on any writing project at any stage in the writing process.
To make an appointment, visit <d.umn.edu/writwork> or stop by the Workshop’s front desk; walk-ins are also welcome if a consultant is available. The Workshop is located in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library. Look for the wall covered with quotations about writing.
Students in this class have permission to see a Writers’ Workshop consultant for all take-home exams.
tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of
students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible
opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be
redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a
result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all
members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this
course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which
can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm].
This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with
penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat
— UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair
The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html].
Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic
achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that
substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability
to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior
includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples
include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing
computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer
instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities."
— UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair
Failure to comply with the above
codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in
a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total
points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project.
The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the
incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the
Office of Student and Community Standards.
A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks (EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)
If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.
Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.
Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.
All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the
Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.