Research Paper Presentation Homework Templates For Teachers
Like scientific papers, oral presentations at a conference or internal seminar are for sharing your research work with other scientists.
They, too, must convince the audience that the research presented is important, valid, and relevant to them.
They are therefore harder to follow and should be much more selective in what they contain.
The idea is not to say out loud everything that is already written in the proceedings paper or dissertation.
First, review the main points in your body to help the audience remember them and to prepare the audience for your conclusion.
Next, conclude by restating your main message (in more detail now that the audience has heard the body) and complementing it with any other interpretations of your findings.
As a rule, place your strongest arguments first and last, and place any weaker arguments between these stronger ones.
The audience might still be diverse, but less so than for papers.To make your body's structure easy to remember, for both you as a speaker and your audience, think of it as a tree (or hierarchy) rather than a chain.Identify two, three, four, or a maximum of five statements you can make to support your main message: These are your main points.In its intent and structure, the opening of an oral presentation is similar to the Introduction of a scientific paper, which provides the context, need, task, and object of the document, with three main differences: Marie structured her presentation around three main points and, for each, she included either two or three subpoints.At the end of her opening, she previews her main points only (because the audience cannot assimilate more than one level at a time); then, as she starts each main point, she previews the corresponding subpoints.Next, think of two to five statements to support each main point: These are your subpoints.Together, these main points and subpoints represent about as much detail as your audience can absorb in a single oral presentation.For example, when reporting on materials and methods, include only those details you think will help convince the audience of your main message — usually little, and sometimes nothing at all.All three speakers (John, Marie, and Jean-luc) closed their presentations with a review, a conclusion, and a close.Instead of presenting everything that was done in the order in which it was done, a presentation should focus on getting a main message across in theorem-proof fashion — that is, by stating this message early and then presenting evidence to support it.Identifying this main message early in the preparation process is the key to being selective in your presentation.