To work on drafting the Findings/Results & Discussion and Conclusion portions of your Final Project Portfolio, you'll present you major findings and their implications to the class and ask for feedback focused on on clarifying your presentation of and interpretation of your field and scholarly research. This presentation serves as peer review for the Findings/Results & Discussion and Conclusion portions of your Final Project Portfolio. You'll also receive feedback from me on your presentation, targeted toward developing your Complete Project Portfolio.
These presentations have an instrumental function (getting feedback on 1) the content that will become the Findings/Results & Discussion and Conclusion portions of your Final Project Portfolio and 2) any design changes made to your project website) and a developmental one (additional public speaking practice).
The material in your presentation will come from the findings you and your partner identified and presented in your individual Exhibit Analysis assignments, discussed in terms of the relevant scholarship you identified in your individual Literature Review assignments. The goal here is to begin weaving these individual assignments together and placing them into a coherent overall organization.
Like the Project Background & Site Design Pitch assignment, these 10-12 minutes presentations also have an individually-graded peer feedback component. Although you can create a slideshow for this presentation, you can also use your website-in-progress to provide visuals.
Introduction (~1 minute)
- VERY BRIEFLY remind class of your research question(s) and project focus
- Identify your major findings to give your presentation a structure.
- If you have a lot of different findings that will take longer than 10 minutes to explain, choose the most important ones to focus on (as you'll do when stating your major findings in the introduction of your Portfolio).
Present findings (8-10 minutes)
- Explain major findings
- Show and explain exhibit sources to present the field data that supports these findings and demonstrate how you support your claims
- Explain how your findings relate to existing research (argument sources)
Explain implications (~1 minute)
- taken together, how do your findings answer your research question(s)?
- what should be done on the basis of your findings, and by whom?
Request specific feedback: (partial, not exhaustive, list)
- clarity of findings
- clarity of exhibits (how accessibly are they explained? are the most effectively presentation techniques/formats being used?)
- connections between findings & existing research
- arguments for significance (in answering your research questions)
- clarity/specificity of calls to action based on your findings, strength of links between findings/calls to action
Your audience is our class, a group of intelligent, educated, folks familiar with the basics of your topic from the Pitch presentations during Week 3. Your task is to
- tell us clearly what you found
- support your claims about your findings using exhibit texts
- explain why those findings are important by comparing them to existing research
We're here to offer constructive feedback, given our familiarity with your topic and with the Complete Project Portfolio this presentation prepares for.
- 2/28/2019: assignment introduced, take stock of remaining project work using Final Project Checklist & Planning document
3/5/2019 & 3/7/2019: Presentations of Findings
3/6/2019: Final Project Checklist & Planning Document due by midnight