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Research Symposium: Seed Germination - 1 Research Symposium: Seed Germination By now, you and your teammates should be experienced enough to create a PowerPoint presentation with little instruction. Use the same instructions for effective powerpoint presentations as before (reproduced again below, for your convenience). This time, we're not going to coach you about proper format or how to ask questions or devise hypotheses. We figure by now you are competent enough to do this on your own. Make us proud! The Importance of Communication in Science A scientist must be an effective communicator. All the research of a lifetime is of little use if the investigator cannot clearly explain new findings to his or her colleagues. Anyone who has perused a scientific journal knows that these publications require authors to submit their work in a specific format so that readers know what to expect and how to find the information they seek quickly and efficiently. Your presentation of the results of your own experiments in this laboratory should be no different. Your job is to create a streamlined, effective presentation, worthy of a scientific meeting, to present to your colleagues/classmates so that they can critique your work and help you to improve your next scientific endeavor. Scientific papers published in journals are usually composed of a title , abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and literature cited. These same sections can be used, with some modification, in a Power Point presentation. You have freedom to be creative, but heed the warnings in this outline if you wish to create a truly professional presentation. For this lab period, you will have approximately 90 minutes to finalize and polish a PowerPoint presentation for your class. Do this as a team. One person should not be doing all the work! You may create an outline, collect and organize text, images and find good background information between the lab exercise and the Symposium Lab, but do not finish the presentation until you come to lab. Each team will have approximately 10 minutes to give its PowerPoint presentation (your TA will pull out the ol' shepherd's crook if you go overtime!), and then have a few minutes for questions afterwards. Every person in lab will evaluate each presentation with the scoring sheets at the end of this chapter, and turn them in to the TA. I. Infrastructure: The Style Don't give PowerPoint center stage. This is the biggest mistake I see speakers make. They forget that PowerPoint is a tool designed to augment their presentation, not be the i r p resen ta t ion .
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2010 for the course BIL 161 taught by Professor Krempels during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

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