Professor Dan White
Your presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length. Your goal is to do two things:
During the remaining 20 minutes, we will have an open class discussion into which your presentation should lead. Be prepared to direct this discussion!
At the beginning of your presentation, you will distribute copies of an annotated bibliography, in perfect MLA form, containing five secondary sources that will inform your presentation. Only one of these sources may be from the internet. An annotated bibliography gives a brief description of the text in addition to the MLA documentation. One or two sentences should suffice; give the basic gist of the source and say specifically why or how it will be important to your presentation. If you leave the bibliography in my box the day before your presentation, I will have the copies made for you.
After each presentation, all students will fill out a brief response form in which they will evaluate your performance. In the class following your presentation, they will submit their responses to me. I will read them, write my evaluation, and give all these responses to you at our next meeting.
Please review these five questions carefully as you prepare your presentation. These are the questions to which your peers will respond, and both you and I will read their answers, so please do keep these questions in mind!
You will receive both an individual and a group grade, the average of which will be your overall grade for the presentation. At the end of the semester, I will count that overall grade as 20% of your final grade for the course.