Academic Presentation

Numbering Code G-LAS02 80002 SE48 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Graduate students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name Schipper Sara (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The course will focus on advanced presentation skills for academic (class, seminar, or conference) settings.
Students will learn various elements of successful speeches, such as establishing one's authority and
appealing to an audience's sense of logic or emotion, and work to incorporate those elements into their own
presentations. Through a combination of short, less formal presentations, Q&A sessions, and a final formal
research presentation, students should gain the confidence to present with a certain level of ease and
professionalism. Class discussions will also be held to foster critical thinking skills and the ability to express
opinions orally in an impromptu setting. Finally, through peer feedback and reflection, students should be
able to hone their skills as effective presenters. Elements such as expression and pronunciation will be
addressed as needed.

Course Goals If students give their best effort during the course, by the end they should be able to:

-incorporate the elements of successful academic and professional presentations into their own
-give individual presentations with substance, clarity, and a level of professionalism
-ask appropriate questions about the presentations and research of others
-appropriately respond to questions and comments about their own presentations and research
-avoid plagiarism and include proper citations in their presentations
-think critically about a variety of topics and contribute to class discussions without hesitation
-recognize and use vocabulary that arises in the videos and discussions
Schedule and Contents Session 1: Introductions. What makes an effective presentation?
Session 2: Analysis and discussion of a TED Talks with mini presentations (focus on content)
Session 3: Discussion leading
Session 4: Openings
Session 5: Student presentations on openings
Session 6: Persuasive techniques (logos=logic, pathos=emotion, ethos=credibility)/Discussion
Session 7: Individual presentation proposals
Session 8: Analysis and discussion of TED Talks (citing research, being innovative)
Session 9: Fluency practice and impromptu speaking
Session 10: Using PowerPoint effectively. Handling Q&A sessions
Session11: Analysis and discussion of TED Talks (Types of presentations)
Session 12: Conclusions/Preparation for presentations
Sessions 13-14: Final individual presentations
Session 15: Feedback

In addition to the above, there will be regular vocabulary quizzes of the terms included in the TED Talks and other materials.
Evaluation Methods and Policy The grading policy will be as follows:

Short presentations 30%
Active class participation 30%
Final presentation 30%
Vocabulary quizzes 10%
Course Requirements As this is an advanced course, students are recommended to have a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 550 points (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0) to participate in this course. Students who have spent time abroad or in another English-speaking environment are also welcome to join the course.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to prepare for discussions by watching relevant videos or completing worksheets. Students are also expected to prepare adequately for class presentations or group presentations
when necessary.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Materials will be provided by the instructor and distributed during class, or will be available through the
Internet or KULASIS.