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Special Topics in Organic Chemistry - Fall 2016 (26:160:512): Oral Presentations

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Elena Galoppini's class - Fall 2016

TIP #1

  • Your introduction at the beginning should provide the audience with some background information about your topic.
  • Then talk about the research that has been done.
  • Your conclusion reminds everyone of the importance of such research and discusses possible future directions.
  • Remember to CITE your sources throughout the presentation, then provide the list of references at the end.

TIP #2

Practice in Small Groups to Prepare for Your Oral Presentations!

Consider forming a small "presentation" group and get together to practice your oral presentations in front of an audience of your peers.  Ask those in your group to provide constructive comments and suggestions to assist you in further improving your presentation or delivery skills before you officially present in class.

Reserve one of the Dana Library Booth Ferris Collaborative Multimedia Rooms (A or B):


Looking for something a little more dynamic?  Try Prezi...

Tips for Giving Oral Presentations

Reflect on presentations you’ve sat in on before – perhaps the Chemistry department’s seminar series, perhaps class lectures.

  • Which talks did you enjoy the most? Which talks did you enjoy the least? Why?

  • Now think specifically about any visual aids used. Which did you like best? Which did you like least? Why?


Below are links to several resources about how to give a great presentation:

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