Presentation on theme: "METR2413 Final Project Guidelines Spring 2004. Introduction This presentation is to serve as an information resource and guidelines on the final project."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction This presentation is to serve as an information resource and guidelines on the final project for use by students in Introduction to Synoptic Meteorology (METR2413). Outline Project description and grading Presentation mechanics Graphics References Delivery of project
Project Description Due date: First day of finals 5pm Monday 3 May Project is to be based on the Meteorological topic chosen in class. Each project is a PowerPoint presentation, assessed from a.ppt file, not from a talk The audience for your presentation is the other members of this class Each presentation is based on a 10-15 minute talk which translates to 10-20 slides MS PowerPoint will be used to create presentation Page count does not include title and reference slides
Project Description Research for the presentation is the responsibility of the student. Textbooks or other books Web sites Journals or magazines You must use at least one example from each medium in your references Make sure your web source is reputable You must acknowledge all your sources in your reference list. Don’t plagiarize !!
Grading Project 40 points total, scaled to count 15% of your final grade Content:20 points Is information accurate and scientifically correct? To the point and not wandering Organization:10 points Fit target audience as listed in introduction Layout of presentation ordered and logical Good mix of graphics and text Presentation:10 points Good choice of colors; Clear graphics Presentation: flows and moves Special effects can hinder as much as help
Presentation Mechanics Introduction Slide Tell us what you wish to present Body Slides (Information on the topic) Conclusion Slide(s) References Slide(s)
Presentation Mechanics The presentation should be done in such a way that the audience “gets the point” of your presentation/topic without having to read a whole narrative. So, be concise! Use: Bullets of important information Figures Key words or phrases
Graphics Reference photos, graphics both in the presentation and formally in the reference slide(s) One or two bullets should accompany graphic as explanation Normally one would just discuss graphic during oral presentation. Photograph courtesy of M. Laufersweiler
Graphics/Text Animations They can be very effective, but Test them to make sure that they work I f they are too complicated, they can be distracting or annoying
Graphics/Text You are allowed to be creative and innovative. However, be sure to use color schemes that will work in all environments. Also, remember, some in your audience may be color blind or cannot distinguish certain colors.
References Follow AMS reference style as much as possible. For examples, check out AMS journals in 14 th floor lounge or CoG library. Koval, J. P and G. S. Young, 1999: Computer training for Entrepreneurial Meteorologists. Bull. Amer. Met.Soc., 82, 875—888 Laufersweiler, Mark J., 2002, photograph from website http:/www.laufers.com/familypix/
Delivery Name the PowerPoint file as yourname_final Example: karolyd_final.ppt Either Burn to CD and turn in to instructors, or sftp to rossby.metr.ou. put in directory /class/metr2413_final E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to notify instructors of email@example.com
Selection of your topic You will have a chance to select a topic randomly You may swap your topic with another student, if you both agree You may not generate your own topic By the end of the first week back after Spring Break, you must email the instructors with your topic number and title