English/DMS Course Materials
Your oral presentation should have three parts:
Handouts. You must prepare a one-page handout for the class as part of
your oral presentation. The handout should briefly summarize your
presentation, highlighting its main points, and offering some
resources that others may wish to consult. (For example, if you found
an extraordinary web site on a particular topic, you may wish to share
- A biographical summary or history/synopsis of the
work/author you are presenting.
- Analysis of ONE secondary source on the author or topic.
- Your own conclusions about the issues or strategies
y involved in the work.
References. You should also prepare a separate sheet of paper to hand
to me that has the date, your name, the topic you are presenting, and
a list of the sources you used in preparing your presentation,
including URLs where appropriate. I am not expecting volumes of
references but it would be useful to see what you found.
Purpose. Remember that the spirit of the oral presentation is for each
of us to focus on a topic and share what we discovered with others in
the class; it is not meant to just be a task put upon you! Rather, it
is a way that we can share the discoveries with everyone in class.
RESEARCHING YOUR TOPIC
Sources you may wish to check include:
See Research Notes for suggestions on
researching your topic.
- Web sources
- Online reference materials through the Libraries Web
- The library catalog
- Printed indexes to little magazines. (Ask a reference
Consult the EPC E-Poetry
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or http://www.randineractive.com. Note
particularly sites that integrate language, animation, and sound.