Scientific English II-E3

Numbering Code U-LAS51 10028 SE48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year 2nd year students or above Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Fri.3
Instructor name PIPATPONGSA, Thirapong (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Forbes magazine reports that "seventy percent of employed Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work (...) The other 30% don't know it yet."

In this new global and interconnected world, being able to clearly and succinctly communicate ideas is becoming more and more a basic requirement for success at work. Presentation skills are to the XXI century what English skills were to the XX century: a necessity, rather than a luxury.

The aim of this class is to help you improve your communication proficiency, focusing on presentation and discussion skills in English.
Course Goals At the end of the course, you should be able to present ideas in a concise and orderly manner, in both small and large settings, either individually or as part of a group. The principles behind the use of slideware, color and presentation theory, graphic creation, data delivery, etc., will be introduced during this practical class.
Schedule and Contents This practical class will divide the learning of presentation skills in the following building blocks:
A) Preparation (Definition of main idea, structure, story, research, etc.)
B) Design (Principles of design, color theory, typography, images, etc.)
C) Delivery (Rehearsal, connecting with an audience, Q&A, etc.)
These themes will be built in conjunction with permanent practice and discussion. Students will have to prepare and present both individual and group presentations during the course.

1) Technical presentation
2) Group presentation
3) Preparation
4) Analysis of structure
5) Creating the structure
6) Basic design rules
7) Principles of visual design
8) Presenting data
9) Bad data display
10) Basic principles of delivery
11) Graphic group exercise
12) Individual presentation 1/2
13) Individual presentation 2/2
14) Analysis of technical presentations
15) Feedback & report


【Course schedule and Contents】
Total:14 classes, 1 Feedback session.
*15 lectures per semester, the semester yields two credits(including classes for feedback).
Note: the above class numbers do not include examinations.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on class participation (20%), feedback from other students (10%), and feedback and scores from the instructor (70%). Details will be explained in class.

To pass this class, you need to be able to proficiently prepare, design, and deliver general and technical presentations in English.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) As an eminently practical class, you will be expected to work on your own time, preparing and honing the ideas and presentations that you will deliver during class.

Additional time to watch notable presentations online (TED, PechaKucha, Toastmasters, etc., as recommended by the instructor during classes) will be required.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Handouts will be provided at the beginning of each section.
References, etc. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, Garr Reynolds, , ISBN:9780321525659
Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, Nancy Duarte, , ISBN:9780596522346
Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations, Dan Roam, , ISBN:9781591846857
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics, Dona Wong, , ISBN:9780393072952
Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Stephen Few, , ISBN:9780970601971
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte, , ISBN:9780961392147
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