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Unformatted text preview: B US 682 debate suggestions ( Ignore at your peril! ) : E ac h team of 3 s t ud e nt s w il l have ro ug h ly 1 2 m i n ut es t o p r es e nt t h ei r s i d e o f t he a rgument. Eac h member o f the team ha s to s pea k , wi t h ea ch tak i ng no mor e than 4 m i n ut es . A f t er e a c h t e a m ha s m a d e t hei r p r e li m i n a r y a r g um e nts , th e o th er s i d e h a s t w o mi n ut es to p re se n t a b ri ef r eb u tt a l , us in g th e bes t a rgu me n ts a nd da ta a vail a bl e to t he m. I w a nt to he l p e v e r y o n e d o a s we l l a s t he y po s s i b l y c a n whi l e p re pa ri ng a nd pr es en tin g t h e i r a r g um e n ts i n th e d e b a te . T o t ha t e n d , here a re some bi ts of a dvi ce fo r improvi ng p e rfo rm a nc e : 1 ) W h e n d ec i d i n g w ha t t o p res e nt , p u t you rs el f i n t h e s ho es o f yo ur a ud i e nc e – W ha t w o ul d t h e y b e m o s t lik e l y to b e p e rsu a d ed b y ? Ke ep th e to pic nar ro w – K no w a l o t a bo ut a li tt l e . U se da ta a n d lo gic , ra th er th a n emo tion , to co nv in ce t he a ud ie nc e . 2 ) W or k w it h yo ur te amma t es to cr ea t e a seam le ss pr ese n ta tio n . Y o u eac h ha ve to r es ea r c h s o m e a s p ec t o f yo ur top i c , b u t you a ll ha v e t o c o o rdi na t e to m a ke yo u r a r g um e n ts f i t tog e th er w hi le no t o v er la pp i ng , a n d to pr e pa r e s li de s t ha t hav e t he s a m e fo rma t a nd b ac kgro u nd . 3 ) D O N O T R EA D D IR E C T L Y F RO M YO UR N O T ES! ! ! Practice sufficiently that you can address t h e a ud i e nc e a nd m a ke f a i r l y c o n s ta nt e ye c o n ta c t , wh i le g l a nc i n g a t you r n o tes w he n needed. Time yourself, and ke ep to the time limits. 4 ) W h e n p o s s i b l e , t r y to u s e i nf o r m a ti o n f r o m c re dib l e , au t ho ri ta tive sou rc es , r at h er th an o rga ni za tions or a u thors who a re partisa n a d vo ca tes of a partic ular poi n t of vi ew. 5 ) S upport your a rguments with ev idence (graphs, charts, tables ) an d log ic . a ud ie nc e wi t h yo u r r es ear ch a n d p re pa ra tion . Im pr ess t he 6 ) P re pa ri ng s li de s h el ps foc us yo ur a rg ume nt , a n d showi ng them ca n i nc reas e t h e impac t of yo ur pr es en ta tio n . Bas ed o n m y obs er v a t i o n o f p a s t d e b a t e s , t h e y a r e hig h l y recomm ended. 7 ) Simp li fy y o ur s li des . Too m uc h i nfo rmat io n on a sl i de is too h ar d fo r t he au di en ce t o a bsor b . Ke e p it s impl e . T u rn ta b les of n um be rs in to e as y-to -rea d c har ts or gra p hs . U se l a r g e e no ug h t yp e f o r p eo pl e to rea d (m inim um 16 -20 po int type). 8 ) If yo u ha ve too many slides to i nc l ude in your i nitia l presentatio n (3-5 per person is r ec o m m e nd e d) , ke e p t h em a t th e r ea d y to use d ur i ng t he r e bu tt a l p er i o d . 9 ) B e s u r e t o i nd i c a t e s o urc es o f d a t a o r o th er evidenc e a t bo ttom of eac h s li de. Do NOT l is t t h e U RL a dd ress – U se doc um en t ti tl es, a ut ho rs , o rga ni za tion s , e tc . 1 0 ) REL A X ! I t ' s o f t en t h e b r i g h tes t s tu de n ts w ho a r e th e m o s t ner v o us . A deq ua t e p r epa ra tion ca n he lp k e ep nerv es i n c hec k . O n c e yo u'v e p re pa r ed a n d p ra c t i c ed , a l l yo u hav e to do is s ho w up a nd do yo ur be st. N o - o ne e x p e c t s you to kn o c k t h e b a l l o ut o f th e park. Jus t ma ke s ome good s olid poi n ts tha t he lp eve r yo ne u nde rs ta nd t he iss ues . Tr y to e n jo y yo urs e lf . Pleas e f eel enco uraged to e-mai l me o r come in du ri ng of fice ho ur s to disc uss yo ur topic , d at a , arg um en ts , or sl i des . I’ll d o w ha t I can to help you improve yo ur presenta tion. Good luck!!!! N o te : Each stu d en t wil l b e ev a lu a ted s e p a ra t ely , with research coun ting for 10 p oin ts , s l i d e s : 5 poi n t s , a n d p r e s e n ta tio n : 5 poi n t s . ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course BUS 682 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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