Instructions for Preparing and
Posting Term Paper Presentations and Papers
- You must have your material
presented using Powerpoint
slides. Name your file with your surname, e.g. maidment.ppt
- If you have animations
included in your Powerpoint, make sure that the additional files (e.g. .avi) are included with your Powerpoint
slides or they won’t be viewable in the classroom.
- I need to have your slides by
11AM on the day you are due to
present. Send them to me either
via email, and post them on your webspace so
that I can download them from there if the presentation is too large to go
through the email system.
- You will have 13 minutes for your talk – 11
minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for getting started and
answering questions. You must not go over time or you will be cut off.
- Don’t spend too much time on
the introduction, one or two slides is enough, and then get to the heart
of what you want to say
- Think of the one concept or image or idea that
you want your audience to take away from your talk and arrange all your
material around that
- There is not time to say
everything important, only what is most
- Use pictures and diagrams
wherever possible, they are more effective than words on slides
- For slides with just words on
- Have a maximum of five bulleted points, four is
better than five.
- For each bulleted
point, have a maximum of 10 words, preferably 5 or 6 words, less is better than more
- Highlight in color the one or two key words in
each bulleted phrase
ok to be nervous, it means you are focused!
- Its ok for your presentation
to be a “progress report” of what you have done so far, and you can
indicate what still remains to be done before your paper is completed.
- I will send you by email an
evaluation of your presentation and a grade out of 10 points.
- Good luck!! I’m sure
your talk will be great!
Posting of Complete term papers
- The final term paper in html
or pdf must be posted on your web page by 5PM on
Friday 7 May. It is critical that you post your paper by this date because
your classmates may need to read your paper in order to complete their
final exam. After preparing your
documents it is important to check that they are viewable correctly from a
Browser. Where possible get a friend to check that they can view
them to make sure that you are not pointing to something that only you
have access to. Sometimes the protection settings on documents get
set so that they are not viewable by others. If this occurs, adjust
the security properties so that they are readable by everyone. I also want to receive a digital copy
of your term project in Word or pdf format.
Send this to me directly via email.
- Your term paper should be
prepared as a single file. There should be embedded graphics or
images, but a single print command should result in the entire paper being
printed. Your paper may have links to reference material (e.g. data or
sources that you used), but should
be printable and self standing, in the sense that a printout tells the
complete story without requiring reference to the linked material.
You may include a table of contents at the beginning, but please do not make each section a
separate page that requires clicking to go to it. Please also
embed graphics in preference to requiring the
user to click to access them.