2020 Academic Presentation in English 14 2

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Kiyama Lorinda 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6(H119A)  
Group
2
Course number
LAE.E442
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/3/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

All of the "Academic Presentation" courses offer trainings in presentation skills for a variety of academic settings. Through practices, students will gain knowledge of how to apply these skills effectively to their presentations, have confidence in tackling real-life situations. Students will receive constructive feedback from the instructor, who would help students develop successful strategies toward presenting ideas in a clear manner. Moreover, as audience, students will improve their listening skills by learning to ask insightful and stimulating questions to their colleagues.

As a 400-level elective course, Academic Presentation in English 14 equips graduate students with the necessary tools to deliver well-informed presentations.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to deliver individual presentations at academic settings, being aware of verbal and non-verbal messages while engaging the audience, followed by a question and answer session, fielding questions from the audience.

Keywords

Presentation skills, listening skills, communication skills

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course is a continuation of Academic Presentation 13, but may be taken independently. Students will give multiple presentations of various lengths and will receive precise coaching on their presentation skills, including pronunciation, intonation, diction, structure, handling of Q&A, body language, etc. Targeted materials will be provided to support students in areas that need improvement.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 2 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 3 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 4 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 5 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 6 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations
Class 7 Student presentations, coaching, and review of targeted materials on individual growth areas detailed peer and instructor feedback tailored to each student's growth area regarding academic presentations

Textbook(s)

Targeted materials will be provided to support students in their individual areas of improvement regarding all aspects of academic presentation, including presentation, intonation, diction, structure, Q&A, and body language.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Mark Powell. (2010) Dynamic Presentations (Cambridge Business Skills). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Adrian Wallwork. (2016) English for Presentations at International Conferences (2nd edition). London: Springer.
Michael Alley. (2013) The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid (2nd ed.). London: Springer.
Martha Davis, Kaaron Davis, and Marion Dunagon. (2012) Scientific Papers and Presentations. London: Elsevier.
Claus Ascheron and Angela Kickuth. (2005) Make Your Mark in Science. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
Matt Carter. (2013) Designing Science Presentations. London: Elsevier.
Mark D. Stafford. (2012) Successful Presentations: An Interactive Guide. Tokyo: Cengage.
Graham Burton. (2013) Presenting: Deliver presentations with confidence. London: Collins.
Susan Lowe and Louise Pile. (2006) Presenting (Delta Business Communication Skills). Peaslake, UK: Delta.
Alyson Connolly. (2018) Public Speaking Skills for Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Kory Floyd. (2015) Public Speaking Matters. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
Powell, Mark. 2010. Dynamic Presentations (Cambridge Business Skills). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wallwork, Adrian. (2016) English for Presentations at International Conferences (2nd edition). London: Springer.
Alley, Michael. (2013) The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid (2nd ed.). London: Springer.
Davis, Martha, Kaaron Davis and Marion Dunagon. (2012) Scientific Papers and Presentations. London: Elsevier.
Claus Ascheron and Angela Kickuth. (2005) Make Your Mark in Science. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
Matt Carter. (2013) Designing Science Presentations. London: Elsevier.
Mark D. Stafford. (2012) Successful Presentations: An Interactive Guide. Tokyo: Cengage.
Graham Burton. (2013) Presenting: Deliver presentations with confidence. London: Collins.
Susan Lowe and Louise Pile. (2006) Presenting (Delta Business Communication Skills). Peaslake, UK: Delta.
Alyson Connolly. (2018) Public Speaking Skills for Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Kory Floyd. (2015) Public Speaking Matters. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Assessment criteria and methods

Multiple student presentations 80%
Peer feedback and group work 20%

Related courses

  • LAE.E441 : Academic Presentation in English 13

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E441 (Academic Presentation in English 13).
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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