Doctoral Student Presentation Skills

Course Overview

Course description

In this course, students will develop the oral presentation skills they need to present scientific and technical research findings in their specialist field to an international conference audience. The course will be divided into two parts. In the first part of the course, students will study about the characteristic features of high-quality international conference presentations in terms of intended audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and delivery. Students will also learn to how to adopt effective presentation skills, visualization techniques, and language patterns to present their specialist work in a powerful and effective way. In the second part of the course, students will plan and deliver a short research presentation describing their current work following a typical conference presentation format. As part of the presentation planning process, students will learn how to paraphrase, cite, and reference previous work, explain simple and extended concepts in their field, describe their methods and processes, introduce, explain, and hedge interpretations of data in figures and tables, and summarize their research.

Course goals

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Assessment and grading

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