Technical English 2 University of Tsukuba
Improve presentation skills related to technical English.
Identify the different types of presentation: Technical report, Scientific presentation or Poster. To be able prepare the message of a presentation in relation to the audience To be able to prepare the basic structure of a presentation (Title, Outline, Introduction, Main parts, Conclusion) To be able to present and discuss scientific data ( Images, Graphs, Equations) To be able to prepare slides for efficient delivery (Message, Structure, Timing)
Attendance is assumed for each class. Performance evaluation is carried out on the basis of: - A written Final Exam - A self-introduction presentation: Instructions for preparation will be given in Week 2 or Week 3, recording of the presentation will be due for Week 6 - A scientific presentation: Instructions for preparation will be given in Week 9, recording will be due for 15 days after Week 10. For those with poor attendance (more than 2 absences without warning or justification), the credits of the class will not be awarded.
Week 1: The importance of presentations Types of presentation: Scientific, Report, Business What is a good or a bad presentation ? Message delivery in function of the type of Audience Week 2: Presentation: Basic structure Basic structure of a presentation: Title, Outline, Introduction, Main body and Conclusion. Week 3: Pronunciation and Scripts for Presentation Pronunciation exercices How to prepare a script. Week 4: Beginning of a Presentation. How to prepare an efficient Introduction Week 5 How to Present: Pictures, Images and Schematics Week 6: How to Present Graphs, Tables and Equations Week 7: How to Present an Experiment (a process or a method), Results and Discussions Week 8: Concluding a Presentation Week 9: Preparation of Slides: Information, Timing and Maintaining Audience attention Week 10: Posters
Online Course Requirement
Students are expected to attend each class Active participation during class is encouraged
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