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Final Project Tips and Guidelines

  1. 1. THE FINAL PROJECT PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH MR. JAIME
  2. 2. Rationale of the Project Help others: One reason why we are here: to be able to help others after we graduate. Help self: Another reason: to empower ourselves with useful skills, information, and attitudes. Rationale: This project is related to your achieving these two goals.
  3. 3. Expected Output 1 poster (infographic), size: A4x4 1 report  projectproposal (IT majors)  business proposal (Business majors) 1 presentation in PowerPoint  About the writer (1 minute maximum)  About the project (3 minutes maximum)
  4. 4. Project Limitations Time: You should choose a project that can be finished in three weeks. Effort: Your project should be something that you can do without much difficulty. Resources: Your project should require very little physical resources. viable (effectiveness or profitability) practical (ease of implementation or use) related to your culture / home country / major course of study or degree original – developed in class; each step approved by the lecturer; cannot be copied from the internet
  5. 5. Your Target Audiences The Poster: a specific group in your community in your home country. The Report: this is proof of your professional communication skills, for your lecturer to grade. The Presentation: this is for the general public in the campus.
  6. 6. Complete Project Timeline1 Creative 6 Slides 7 Infographic Concept Approved Approved Week 5 Week 9 Week 92 Concept 5 Formal 8 Report Approved Report Approved Week 6 Week 8 Week 103 4 9 Infographic Slides Display Poster Presentation Exhibit Week 7 Week 8 Week 12
  7. 7. Infographic Poster Timeline1 Creative 6 Poster A3 7 Poster is Concept Draft Graded Week 5 Week 7 Week 92 Poster A4 5 8 Prepare for Create Final Draft Display Week 8 Week 5 Weeks 10-113 4 9 Concept Email as Display Approved PDF Exhibit Week 6 Week 8 Week 12
  8. 8. PPT Presentation Timeline1 Creative 6 PPT 2 7 PPT 2 is Concept Presentation Graded Week 5 Week 9 Week 92 Concept 5 PPT 1 is 8 Prepare for Approved Graded Display Week 6 Week 8 Week 103 4 9 PPT 1 Display PPT 2 Plan Presentation Exhibit Week 8 Week 7 Week 12
  9. 9. Formal Report Timeline1 Creative 6 References 7 Report is Concept The Writer Graded Week 5 Week 9 Week 102 Concept 5 Draft 1 & 8 Prepare for Approved Cover Letter Display Week 6 Week 8 Week 113 4 9 Thesis St & Research Display Outline Notes Exhibit Week 6 Week 7 Week 12
  10. 10. The Poster A BIG POSTER THAT IS • EASY TO UNDERSTAND• CONVINCES A TARGET AUDIENCE
  11. 11. One infographic CONTENTS: words and images and can be displayed as a big poster. GOAL: To create proof of your ability to effectively communicate to a target audience.
  12. 12. Infographic DeadlinesWeek 5 - A4 DraftWeek 9 - A3 Final DraftWeek 10 - Edited PosterWeek 12 - Poster Exhibit
  13. 13. Submission SUBMIT on paper to your group leader one day before the class. Group leader, leave the posters on the lecturers table before the class begins. If the group leader is absent or late for that meeting, the entire class will not get a grade. TIP: Appoint an assistant group leader.
  14. 14. The Report IT PROJECT PROPOSAL ORBUSINESS CONCEPT PROPOSAL
  15. 15. The Report FORMAT: Parts of an academic research paper: Starting from Cover Page, Table of Contents, Abstract… to References, About the Author, and Research Notes. GOAL: To create proof of your ability to write a formal report. Note: Do not print on paper until the final week.
  16. 16. Submission SUBMIT by email to your group leader one day before the class. Group leader, leave the reports on the lecturers table before the class begins. If the group leader is absent or late, the entire class will not get a grade.
  17. 17. Deadlines Week 6: Outline Week 7: Research Notes Week 8: Complete Report + Cover Letter or Transmittal Letter (for self-correction) Week 10: Full Report (for grading) Week 11: Edited Report Week 12 Published Report (for exhibit)
  18. 18. The Presentation ABOUT THE WRITER ABOUT THE PROJECT
  19. 19. The Presentation A one minute PPT presentation about you, the writer. Goal:  To correct your design errors  To correct your presentation errors  To get a higher grade in the final presentation A three-minute PowerPoint presentation about your project.  Automatic timing of about 20 seconds per slide; approximately 9 slides, (including introduction and references).  Goal: To convince the group why your project is useful to the target audience. Submit to your group leader.
  20. 20. Submission Group leader: transfer the files to my laptop at the start of the class. If the group leader is absent or late, the entire class will not get a grade.
  21. 21. Deadlines: PPT 1PPT 1: the writer of the project Week 7: in-class presentation, peer assessment Week 8: removal presentation (lecturer assessment) Week 12 : Public exhibition (to be approved)
  22. 22. Deadlines: PPT 2PPT 2: the project Week 9: in-class presentation, peer assessment Week 10: removal presentation (lecturer assessment) Week 12 : Public exhibition (to be approved)

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