All of the "Academic Presentation" courses are designed to provide students with the tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence. As these are practice-oriented courses, students will deliver multiple presentations throughout the term. Furthermore, students will improve their listening skills by learning how to ask good questions and become active listeners.
As a 300-level elective course, Academic Presentation 10 offers more challenging contents than the 200-level English Presentation Seminar courses. It equips students with the necessary skills to present ideas in a clear manner.
By the end of this course, students will be able to deliver well-framed individual presentations being aware of verbal and non-verbal messages while engaging the audience, followed by a question and answer session, fielding questions from the audience.
Presentation skills, listening skills, communication skills
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken at each class. For each class, students are expected to complete the homework in advance and actively participate in class discussions. Students will deliver a presentation after every other unit, receiving feedback back from their colleagues and instructor. (Note: Assignments turned in late are penalized. Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction Unit 9: What dreams may come…||Identify course aims. Apply repetition for emphasis. Explain reasons and future plans.|
|Class 2||Unit 10: For example…||Illustrate concepts using examples. Compare and contrast patterns to explain ideas.|
|Class 3||Unit 9, 10 Presentation Unit 11: Make a stand, hold your ground!||Deliver a presentation. Employ active and passive voice. Apply persuasion techniques (point and counterpoint).|
|Class 4||Unit 12: Measuring solutions, solving problems||Evaluate evidence to persuade and problem solve. Apply "Rule of Three" to make your speech memorable!|
|Class 5||Unit 11, 12 Presentation Unit 13: Lies & statistics||Deliver a presentation. Create stimulating and memorable visual aids.|
|Class 6||Unit 14: Picture this! Unit 15: Common ground||Practice appealing to emotions using visual aids. Present a point by using quotes. Evaluate information.|
|Class 7||Unit 16: In conclusion… Unit 17: Any questions?||Categorize elements of the Conclusion. Prepare for Q&A.|
|Class 8||Unit 17: Any questions? Final Presentation||Prepare for Q&A. Deliver Final Presentation. Identify course aims.|
Hood, Michael. Dynamic Presentation: Skills and Strategies for Public Speaking. Tokyo: Kirihara Shoten, 2007. (ISBN: 978-4-342-54970-0)
Additional handouts will be distributed in class.
Class Participation and Attendance, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 15%
Final Presentation and Paper, 30%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E341.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.