ENG 105-21(AVM) Academic Presentation Skills

Instructor

Mevlut Develi

I'm strongly interested in integrating technology with education. As a lecturer at one of the top-universities in Turkey, I would like to make benefit of technological advancements in the field of education and implement technological opportunities into teaching & learning environment to provide students with the interactive content in their course of learning.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: (updated every week - check before every course session)

This thursday, (24.11.2016) we'll be doing assignment3, make sure you don't miss the course to avoid losing grades.

 

Hello Everyone,

Below is your syllabus, the rules & topics for each week are explained in the following source:

 

Instructor 

Mevlüt Develi

Course

ENG 105 Academic Presentation Skills

Faculty

Aviation Management

Day/ Time

Tuesday - Thursday / 15:40 

Location

Class Z-70

Office Hours

Thursday 13:40 - 15:30

e-mail

mdevelithk.edu.tr

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide strategies to help students improve their formal oral presentation skills. In this course students will practice oral communication skills toward a specified audience. They will also study organization of ideas, the informative process and audience analysis. Students will demonstrate the acquired skills and strategies through prepared messages using appropriate verbal and non-verbal techniques.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this course is to improve speech-delivery, listening, and critical and analytical skills. Specifically, students are expected to learn to

v Learn the basics of presentation style.

v Organize presentations

v Present in front of peers.

v Learn about informative presentations.

v Assess their personal presentation skills.

v Apply the drafting process to presentations.

v Use visual support when presenting.

v Work on pronunciation as it affects easy understanding by the audience.

v Lead an audience in question and answer sessions. 

 

REQUIRED and SUGGESTED TEXTS 

Class notes will be provided by the instructor.

Suggested Texts: Powell, Mark. Dynamic Presentations. Cambridge U.P, 2010.

                               Garner, Eric. The A to Z of Presentations 2012 ISBN 978-87-403-0054-3

                               Ivey, Andrew. Perfect Presentations 2010 ISBN 978-87-7681-614-8

         Zwickel, Steven B., William Sanborn Pfeiffer. Technical Presentations. Pearson     Prentice Hall, 2006.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

ATTENDANCE:  This course requires an audience; therefore, attendance is especially important. The first two hours are the theoretical hours and the last two are the practical ones. Students are expected to attend %70 of the theoretical hours and %80 of the practical ones. 

Unexcused absences exceeding (8+6) 14 hours will be graded as NA.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY and PLAGIARISM: In all of the work that you do for ENG 105, you will be expected to adhere to the academic integrity standards presented and practiced in class, including properly paraphrasing, quoting, and citing all sources used in oral and written work.  If you are ever unsure about how to comply with University of Turkish Aeronautical Association standards of academic integrity, please ask your instructor.

 

INSTRUCTOR’S EXPECTATIONS of STUDENTS:

v Attend every class session.

v Arrive at class on time (late comers with a reasonable excuse may attend the class within the first 5 minutes).

v Turn in all assignments on time.

v Be completely prepared to present on the assigned day. (Inform the instructor BEFORE class if you must be absent on the assigned day due to an illness or an emergency) 

v Listen quietly and thoughtfully to fellow classmates’ presentations, be prepared to ask questions when appropriate.

v Using smart phones for texting or playing games will not be tolerated by your instructor. 

 

GRADING:

Assignments                %24

In-class Activities         %16

Final Presentation       %60

 

DISCLAIMER

It is at the discretion of UTAA Department of Foreign Languages to make any changes in the program when the course is in progress.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 Sep 26-30

Introduction

WEEK 2 Oct 3-7

Public Speaking

WEEK 3 Oct 10-14

Opening and Closing + In-class 1

WEEK 4 Oct 17-21

Signposting and Structure + Assignment 1

WEEK 5 Oct 24-28

Visual Aids + In-class 2

WEEK 6 Oct 31-Nov 4

Visual Aids Cont. + Assignment 2

WEEK 7 Nov 7-11

Voice + In-class 3

WEEK 8 Nov 14-18

Midterm

WEEK 9 Nov 21-25

Body Language + Assignment 3

WEEK 10 Nov 28-Dec 2

Engage the audience + Assignment 4

WEEK 11 Dec 5-9

Question & Answer + In-class 4

WEEK 12 Dec 12-16

Final Presentation - Informative

WEEK 13 Dec 19-23

Final Presentation - Informative

WEEK 14 Dec 26-30

Final Presentation - Informative

WEEK 15 Jan 2-6

Final Presentation - Informative

 

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