Presentations - Feedback on Rehearsals

This page displayed feedback on group presentations (Rehearsals). Some were earmarked for specific project groups, but deserved attention from all groups. Others, spanning the table, may have applied equally to all project groups.

For a wider range of presentation tips, please browse the SpeakingPresenting page, and review the Language Learner Development Blog post, Suggestions for All Presenters (2009.02.06). For a humorous presentation with a few more tips, please check out this video:

Rehearsals: 2010.02.01

Project titles
Spell out topic and indicate purpose, especially since the primary aim is content- rather than skill-based.

Group member avatars
Avatars from blogs or wiki would be welcome additions to lists of names following title slides.
Other visual elements
Snapshots of book covers (cropped) would be welcome additions to background on slides.

Thumbnail snapshots of news articles (cropped) would be welcome additions to background on slides.
List layouts on slides
Align paired items across double lists (e.g.: Goals/Objectives)
Knowledge base
Give examples of what you knew before you began project work.

Adopted/Adapted strategies should reflect items on the Language Learning Strategies questionnaire. Ad hoc strategies should refer to other activities necessary to complete project work, rather than to resources that you selected or used.
List and link to selected pages and sites (see: Citation of sources, below)
Consider adding links to online movie sites or trailers (Apple [iTunes] Movie Trailers, Internet Movie Database)
List and link to actual articles (see: Citation forms, below)
Double-check all links; make certain they lead to the exact resources that you want the audience to see, for example to a specific blog post, rather than to an individual blog.
slides 5, 6 (to wiki), 12

slide 8: Note that ID and password are required for access to TheWink Ning
Citation of sources
When you refer to resources on individual slides, include short references in body text, for example:
  • Collins (2002), Dirka (2003), and Ridley (2000); or
  • Communication cues (Mizutani, 2001), Gunsetsu nihonshi (Ishii, 1997), and Major League II (Robinson, 1994).

List details of publication on a separate slide.
  • See References (1-3), below.

Explain and give examples on slides 6-7 (in speaker notes)

List (bullet points) and explain most significant findings (in speaker notes)
List and link to original (group or individual) synopses of movies.
List and link to original (group or individual) summaries of news articles.

Attributions for graphic (overlay on graphics)

slide 8

slide 9
"?There aren't ..." (slide 9) might become "We didn't find ...."
"?It ..." (slide 13) might become "We ...."
slide 10: Use English!
slide 10: "... if *it doesn't study ..." (machine translation?) might become "... if we don't ...."

slide 11: Add bullets, and refer back to Problems/Solutions
slide 10: "gradually" & "easier" – explain how and give examples (in speaker notes)
Individual reflections
Given names are sufficient.

Which are whose?
References (1)
Add a complete list of sources you've cited in a References slide (just before the end the presentation). Follow the examples below for content and formating.
References (2)
For books:

Collins, Max Allan. (2002). Road to Perdition. New York: Penguin Putnam [ISBN 0-451-41029-7].

Ishii, Susumu (1997). Gunsetsu nihonshi [a detailed Japanese history]. Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppansha.
For movies:

Ridley, Scott (Producer). (2000). Gladiator. (DVD). [n.p.]: Universal Studios.

Robinson, James G. (Producer), & Ward, David S. (Director) (1994). Major League II (videotape). Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.: Morgan Creek International, Inc.

For newspapers:

Kirka, Danica (2003, Dec. 13). Close-up: The going rate: A TV set for a child. Japan Times Weekly, p. 13.

Mizutani, Nobuko (2001, June 22). Communication cues. The Japan Times, Culture section, p. 14.

References (3)
For additional examples, see the wiki References (below).


  1. English
  2. blogger
  3. business
  4. computer literacy
  5. contents
  6. courses
  7. developments
  8. edublogs
  9. englishcentral
  10. feedback
  11. gadgets
  12. googledocs
  13. inclusions
  14. inter-editability
  15. languages
  16. layouts
  17. learners
  18. learning
  19. licenses
  20. listening
  21. local
  22. mail
  23. notification
  24. overseas studies
  25. page descriptions
  26. page headings
  27. practice
  28. presentations
  29. projects
  30. reading
  31. references
  32. rehearsals
  33. remote
  34. resources
  35. revisions
  36. speaking
  37. spreadsheets
  38. study abroad
  39. teachers
  40. templates
  41. time zones
  42. timestamps
  43. tips
  44. tutorials
  45. videos
  46. viewing
  47. vocabulary
  48. websites
  49. widgets
  50. wikis
  51. writing

Created: Feb 1, 2010 12:14 am
Last revised by ltdproject on Mar 14, 2013 1:23 am