Handout 2: 8/30/05
Short In-Class Presentations
Sign up for presentation dates on Thursday, September 8, 2005
There will be two kinds of presentations: chapter resource presentations and
short paper supplemental reading presentations. Each student will sign up for
one of each. Each presentation should be under 5 minutes in length.
Chapter resource presentations:
Two of these will be associated with each chapter. Each presenter will be
responsible for hunting
down and gathering external resources of a person, place, or project
that deals with the topics discussed in the chapter. The two presenters should
coordinate between themselves so that they don't pick the same topic. Topics
shouldn't be repeated from earlier chapters nor should they just be picked up
from the chapter. A pointer to the materials found should be included on your
course Web page.
Supplemental reading presentation
These will be over short papers from the research literature--generally two to
four pages in length. You will be responsible for briefly summarizing the
paper (no more than 5 minutes). If you wish, you may use no more than 3
slides for your presentation. Provide a brief summary of the work. Try to find additional work or more Web
resources about the project reported on. What is the current status of the
The materials you prepared for this presentation should be included in your
course Web site.
Everyone should read the chapter and papers before coming to class and should
be prepared to discuss them. On the papers, some of the key questions to
- What are the important questions addressed by this paper?
- What did you like or dislike about the paper?
- What target population does this project address?
- What problems does this research attempt to solve?
- What could be done with the results or what could be done next?
Don't sign up for slots for both of these presentations on the same day.