Oceans in the News Presentations
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- Find an article in a newspaper or magazine that
deals with a marine topic.
- Hand in a photocopy or electronic copy
(preferrable) of the article at least two
days before your talk, and I will post the articles
- You will each be presenting a SHORT (<3
minute; 1-2 minutes for questions) presentation about your article (you
will sign up for a slot; see the course website for the schedule of
speakers after sign up).
- For your presentation, do the following:
- Briefly summarize the topic.
- If the article is about a scientific topic,
try to determine its accuracy; if it’s about a policy issue or human
impact try to evaluate its objectivity.
- Tell us what you thought about the article –
its implications, its style, its accuracy…whatever interested you about
- If you need any special equipment for your
talk, come see me at least 2 days beforehand. If
you will be using powerpoint, come to class a few minutes early so that
we can pre-load the file.
- Try to make your talk interesting and
- Grades will be based on:
- The quality of your description of article’s
main point(s) (40%)
- Your interpretation and analysis of the
article or topic (40%)
- The style of your presentation (20%)
- Points will be taken off if you exceed 4
minutes (or are shorter than 2 minutes), so practice your talk and make
it fit the allotted time.
- The TAs and I will all evaluate your talk,
and these assessments will be combined for your final score.
- Feel free to see me or the TAs for advice about
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