26 Apr 2005
Formal Oral Presentations (6 max)
10 minutes. You are welcome to bring a visual or interactive aid.
- Introduce and defend a non-obvious claim that arises from the assigned readings for Unit 3.Demonstrate your ability to present more than one side of an issue.Demonstrate your ability to use credible sources to support specific claims.Avoid normative statements (emotional, personal claims about what the world "should" be like) and focus instead on specific incidents (discuss the effectiveness of a particular law, examine multiple perspectives on a particular historical incident, explore case studies that help you determine where precisely to draw a line between right and wrong).
Your fellow students will be punchy due to the end-of-term workload and the distractions offered by the warm weather, so plan to give the kind of presentation that would hold your own attention in these circumstances.