How to present a paper Many students present a paper, especially one authored by someone else, by talking through it section by section or page by page. The student reads out the definitions and points the audience to the figures. Anything in italics is read out. The student works through the paper linearly, taking great care not to miss anything that the author might have written that might possibly be relevant. This approach is not useful because all that is happening is that the student is reading the paper aloud , forgetting that the audience is perfectly capable of reading the paper themselves and in most cases has already done so. Here is the approach you should take. If you're presenting the paper: • Read the paper ahead of time (then read again…and again…and again) and think of the ideas presented in the paper. In particular, decide what you think the best ideas are and what may belong in the recycling bin. • Next, decide which idea is the best idea (or a small cluster of related ideas) in the
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ART 125 taught by Professor Brianseymour during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.