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1 Group Presentations Slide Show HMXP 102 Dr. Fike

2 Introduction Most of the group presentations are NEXT WEEK. This slide show explains how you should proceed. In this slide show, “you” refers to the group members responsible for the discussion on a particular day.

3 Your Objective You must develop a PowerPoint slide show for the class. Not everything in it will be presentation. In other words, you need to vary the activity—do not just lecture. But your slide show will help structure the discussion.

4 Vary the Activity You’re after a combination of activities. These might include (but need not be limited to) the following: –Presentation –Writing in class –Small group discussion –Work in pairs –Large group discussion (the whole class) –Having your classmates do one or more of the following: find and/or discuss important quotations, ask questions, answer questions, play a game, watch a youtube.com video, etc. Note: Writing and small-group work are excellent ways of priming the pump. One of the links at the end of this slide show has further suggestions for varying the day’s activities. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that your classmates are actively engaged, not passive receptors.

5 Suggested Outline Provide biographical information on the author(s): establish a CONTEXT for discussing the text. Vocabulary words!!!! Help the class establish the text’s most important points. Have the class discuss your prepared questions. Forge connections to other texts that we have studied.

6 How To Handle a Difficult Text  Often, it’s a good idea to read a passage out loud (even do so twice) and have people talk about it. Pick a hard passage, one that needs explication and might generate a range of opinions.

7 Another Strategy  Better yet, have groups find their own passages. Divide the text up and ask people to find one or more important passages on one page or a limited number of pages and to generate one question about a portion of the text.

8 About Discussions When you ask a question, do not give your own answer too soon. Be genuinely interested in what the class has to say. When someone answers, do not switch too soon to another question. Instead give people time to think and discuss more fully. If one answer suffices, you have asked the wrong kind of question. When you want to interject a comment of your own, try not to switch topics. Try instead to take the previous point a step further.

9 Good Things To Say I’ve never really thought about it that way. Can you take it a step further? How did you reach that conclusion? How will you take it further? Can you give another example? What in the text made you say that? Say more about that.

10 Address Your Classmates, Not the Professor  It is VERY okay to ask each other questions.  Example: “What do YOU think?”  If someone is not speaking, ask him or her for a comment.  Everybody MUST talk!

11 Other Resources Go to these links for more information about your presentations and how you will be graded: %20102/GNED%20102%20Guidelines%20for% 20Groups.htmhttp://faculty.winthrop.edu/fikem/Courses/GNED %20102/GNED%20102%20Guidelines%20for% 20Groups.htm %20102/GNED%20102%20Presentation%20Ru bric.htmhttp://faculty.winthrop.edu/fikem/Courses/GNED %20102/GNED%20102%20Presentation%20Ru bric.htm

12 Things To Remember You will be graded on your conference as well as on your actual presentation. Your group must meet prior to our conference. You must present a copy of your slide show at your conference. Our course website has a wide range of materials that should help your group prepare. Wikipedia is an acceptable source, so long as you remember that it contains errors. Cross checking is important. Credo Reference is what the library recommends you use. END


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