Guidelines and Requirements for Instructional Team-Based Presentations
For the second set of oral presentations, you’ll present, as part of a team, a section of a chapter from our
This “instructional” speech puts your team in charge of determining what’s most important to
know in that chapter section and how to “teach” it.
You can form your own teams; once the teams have
been formed, we’ll determine presentation topic and date.
Chapters and Presentation Dates
Friday, April 4
Editing for Readable Style, pages 244 – 253 (Clarity)
Teal, Chase, and Katie
Editing for Readable Style, pages 253 – 263 (Conciseness, Fluency)
Monday, April 7
Editing for Readable Style, pages 264 – 282 (Exact Words, Tone)
Zach, Mac, and
Designing Visual Information, pages 288 – 300 (Why - What, Tables)
Russell, Logan, and Aaron
Wednesday, April 9
Designing Visual Information, pages 300 – 315 (Graphs, Charts)
Designing Visual Information, pages 315 – 332 (Graphics, Visual Distortion)
Chris, Sam, and Jimmy
All students are to read the chapter being presented prior to presentation day.
Be a receptive and
Come to class and support each other’s efforts.
Because you can’t cover everything in the chapter part you’ve been assigned, your team must determine
which content is most important and useful for the class to know.
Assume your class has read the
chapter. What should you highlight during your 20 minutes of class time?
As a guideline, pay
attention to the way Lannon has set up the chapter; headings and subheadings provide clues to
determining the major/minor points of each chapter.
You can, of course, simply present a
summary of the chapter section.
Or use your imaginations to create an innovative approach and
engage your audience in the teaching/learning process.
In addition to conveying the most essential key points of the chapter, each team must provide an “active
learning” opportunity, e.g., some kind of activity that engages the audience directly.
You can make
an assignment based on your chapter that your classmates must bring to class on the day of your
Or you might design an interactive quiz or a small-group exercise that helps us better
understand the primary principles of the chapter.
Take the assignment seriously, and don’t get