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EDTP 600 Brittany Hesch

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  • 1. Perry Identified the following problems with research papers:• Student reluctance with taking on such a large project led to: - Procrastination - Non-completion• Several weeks were spent focused on the paper with the students only learning: - The content of the topic - How to research the topic
  • 2. Background• A PowerPoint was assigned to 31 seniors in two English Literature Classes: – Technical Prep – College Prep• Six students had experience with PowerPoint.
  • 3. Background (cont’d)• The PowerPoints were due three (3) weeks before the research paper.• Students were to present the information to the class in a 7-10 minute-long presentation.• PowerPoint Requirements: – 12 or more slides – One (1) reference slide – Two (2) graphics or illustrations
  • 4. Preparation• The students were given the following preparation tools to complete the project: – Two (2) library visits – Teacher-led demonstration of presentation skills – Tutorial on how to use PowerPoint – Eight (8) in-class days to work on project at computer work stations.
  • 5. Perry’s Main Objectives1. Learning to conduct research2. Starting their research projects sooner3. Honing presentation and public speaking skills4. Improving cooperative learning and social skills5. Enhancing computer and technology skills
  • 6. Outcome• Surveys distributed after the research paper was submitted revealed the following: – More students completed papers on deadline than ever before. – 96% of students polled found the PowerPoint to be fun.
  • 7. Outcome• Results for survey question, “I think that doing this project helped me better prepare for writing the term paper.” 8% No Yes N=26 92%
  • 8. ReferencesPerry, A.E. (2003). PowerPoint Presentations: A creative addition to the research process. The English Journal, 96, 64-69. http://jstor.org/stable/3650537

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