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Group Presentation Requirements

For ENGL 2130 and ENGL 2145 classes during Spring 2022

Your group will be leading a presentation of one of the required texts for the course.

Time

The group will have 5-7 minutes for each group member. Each group members’ work needs to be addressed, but not all group members need to speak during the presentation. For example, the group can allot 5-7 minutes for each member to present separately or one or two presenters can speak on the work of the entire group using the time allotted to the group — for example, a six person group needs to have a presentation that takes no less than 30 minutes and no more than 42 minutes. These are general guidelines, and for groups smaller than 3 or larger than 6, I will need to amend time requirements.

Each participant must contribute the following components to the presentation:

Sources: Provide three sources that assisted in your understanding of the text. At least two should be academic. Sources and annotations (following the format of the CRA-research task) should be included on the group’s project page.

Questions: Provide three analytical questions that are useful for investigating the text. One should be a question before you begin your work on the presentation, one should be extension of your work on the presentation, and another should be unrelated. Think of these as examples of good quiz or exam questions that are do not require simple answers yes/no or multiple choice answers but prompt a larger conversation about the text.

Each participant must contribute two of the following components to the presentation:

Images: Choose five photographs from the web or taken by you and not obviously tied to the text (for example, no photos of the author, no stills from the film) that allow you to explain and analyze a narrow and specific component of the text. Use slides that can be displayed on the projector screen.

Quotes: Choose five selections from the text that allow you to explain and analyze a narrow and specific component of the text. Use slides that can be displayed on the projector screen.

Patterns: Choose three relevant patterns that are significant to the theme or structure of the text. Each pattern should include at least three examples as proof of the pattern’s existence in the text. The patterns need not be related to each other, but it will benefit your presentation if you can discuss their relevance to each other.

Arguments: Choose three relevant arguments made explicitly or implicitly by the text. Each argument should be clearly stated with three pieces of “evidence” from the text. The patterns need not be related to each other, but it will benefit your presentation if you can discuss their relevance to each other.

Agenda

The group needs to compose a presentation agenda (via a share-able document) that includes notes or links to use during the presentation and share the agenda with the class on Slack in the #presentation channel.

Assessment

The project will be graded on a 0-100 scale in consideration of the following:

  • quality of the requirements above
  • relationships/connections between each member’s components
  • readiness and preparedness of presentation style
  • engagement of the class in the presentation (asking questions, using prompts, facilitating discussion)

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