This week's assessment is a presentation on the topic of success

date: Thursday December 13, 2012
length: 10 minutes

Suggested topics:

- a successful person (e.g. Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Gillard)
- a successful company or organisation (e.g. Apple, Oxfam, Red Cross)
- strategies for academic success
- strategies for living a successful or fulfilling life
- another topic related to success
- depression
- stress/anxiety
- sleep

What you will be assessed on

Task response (content/ideas/visuals)
  • The cohesion of the overall group presentation (how it works as a whole)
    - introduction + clear outline + new sections are signalled - conclusion -
  • The ideas are elaborated and explained; examples are used where appropriate
  • PowerPoint is used to enhance the presentation and cue cards are used (you are not reading your text)
  • The organisation of your section of the presentation
  • Your ideas and points are clearly signalled
  • Body language
  • Eye contact
  • Use of voice to stress key words and points
  • Use of chunking and pausing for clarity and effect
  • Range, accuracy and appropriate use of vocabulary
  • Variety of sentence structure (e.g. using questions to engage the audience)
  • Correct use of tenses and simple/compound structures
  • Some successful use of complex language

In the meantime, have a look at the introductions here