LA207 Proposal Argument Presentation Assignment Description
You will present the same argument that you are writing in your final essay but verbally in our classroom. So you must identify a problem, propose a solution, and prove that it is fair, well-considered, and feasible.
This course is NOT a graphic design class, or a speaking class, but we will spend some time in the final modules delivering our proposal arguments verbally with projected words/images for the following reasons
1) We cannot deny the power of visuals in argumentation, and you should feel free to experiment with them in this presentation and include them in your final essay.
2) In delivering your argument verbally, you are giving yourself a chance to receive immediate feedback from your peers and from your instructor. I find that verbal response can sometimes provide very useful critique of your logic or other issues.
i) 5-8 minutes long from when you begin speaking. ii) Must include visuals of some kind. iii) No more than 30 seconds of video (if any). iv) Any file format or application is acceptable (PDF, PPT, Prezi, etc.) v) Do NOT copy/paste the content of any draft; in general there should be no
more than 50 words per slide as a maximum
This assignment is required but not a part of your grade. In other words, you will not be graded on presentation skills of any kind, like pronunciation, body language, or graphic design.
However, please remember that these are essential skills in many other classes and professions, so treat this project as an opportunity to get a little extra practice.
Finally, remember that YOU are the expert on your topic. You’ve done much more research than any of your audience, and you should feel comfortable speaking with confidence about your topic in order to persuade us that your proposal is strong.