This assignment asks you to take your work on one of our three main papers and translate it into an oral presentation. The presentation should be 5-6 minutes, and it should include a visual aid, likely using PowerPoint, Prezi, or Canva. You should have at least five slides; the first should be a title slide and the last should be a works cited slide documenting your sources.
Although your presentation will draw on work from an earlier paper, you will not have time to address all the content from the paper. Also, you cannot simply read your paper out loud. You are welcome to use note cards, but you should practice your presentation so that you are generally able to maintain eye contact with the audience and to make sure that you are within the time range. Your presentation will need to include the following parts:
- Introduction. Your introduction should last less than a minute, and it should focus the audience’s attention and give a preview of the speech and the main argument.
- Argument. In the body of your speech, you should offer support for your argument. If you are working with Paper 1, your support will likely involve pointing to specific aspects of our readings on mindfulness to show how they support your argument. If you are working with Paper 2, your support will likely involve pointing to specific aspects of your cultural artifact to show how they support your argument. You will not have time to address every point from the earlier paper, so you should focus on fully developing one or two points or examples.
- Conclusion. Your conclusion should reiterate your argument and articulate its larger significance and/or point toward the next steps or questions in the conversation.