Prompt: For this assignment, you will use presentation software (such as PowerPoint or Prezi) to create a rough draft of the final presentation that you will submit for Final Project Part Two.
to include the following critical elements in your rough draft:
Create an engaging introduction to your presentation that includes a concise thesis. You should remember who your audience is and attempt to appeal to them directly within this introduction.
Incorporate appropriate terms and concepts from the course materials throughout your presentation. Your use of these will demonstrate your comprehension and ability to incorporate them fittingly.
Describe ways in which media reflects a culture, providing evidence to effectively support your discussion.
Describe ways in which media creates a culture, providing evidence to effectively support your discussion.
Include a clear and purposeful graph or visual.
Create a conclusion that solidifies your findings and arguments, identifying how they fit with past, current, and future trends. Present your research in an effective and engaging manner, geared towards your intended audience.
Effectively use visual content geared towards your intended audience.
Speaker Notes: provide speaker notes that further explicate the terms and concepts you integrated from the course materials. Your speaker notes should also contain the bulk of the information you would give your audience verbally.
Suggested Pathway for Success: Have you ever developed a presentation before? If not, follow these tips and tricks to ensure that your first presentation is a success:
Use a cohesive theme throughout. Both PowerPoint and Prezi offer themes that can easily unify your presentation and give it a polished look.
Start off by adding the number of slides you will need. Then, using the title box put a one- to two-word descriptive title that will help you sketch an
outline. It will be helpful to use the outline you created for Final Project Part One for this. Make sure you incorporate your instructor’s feedback.
Fill out the title and references slides. Pull these references directly from the activity in Module Four and Final Project Part One.
Insert your visuals or graphics. You worked with these visuals in Module Three and again in Final Project Part One.
Insert your chosen quotes from Final Project Part One. Make sure you put them in quotation marks and attribute the source correctly.
Finally, fill in the rest of the details as per your outline and justification paper from Final Project Part One. Try to keep the details on the slides minimal
and let your speaker’s notes do a lot the work. Your speaker’s notes are what you would say if you were delivering this speech to an audience, whereas the slides themselves are a visual aid. You can refer to the article 10 Tips on How to Make Slides That Communicate Your Idea, from TED’s In-House Expert for more tips and tricks.
Good luck! And remember, if you need any assistance, reach out to your peers and instructor in the General Questions discussion topic.
Guidelines for Submission: Submit your rough draft as a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation of 8 to 12 slides with speaker notes and cover and reference slides (APA format).
Please note that the grading rubric for the dry run submission is not identical to that of the final project. The Final Project Part Two Rubric will include an additional “Exemplary” category that provides guidance as to how you can go above and beyond “Proficient” in your final submission.