This template can be used as a starter file for presenting training materials in a group setting.SectionsRight-click on a slide to add sections. Sections can help to organize your slides or facilitate collaboration between multiple authors.NotesUse the Notes section for delivery notes or to provide additional details for the audience. View these notes in Presentation View during your presentation. Keep in mind the font size (important for accessibility, visibility, videotaping, and online production)Coordinated colors Pay particular attention to the graphs, charts, and text boxes.Consider that attendees will print in black and white or grayscale. Run a test print to make sure your colors work when printed in pure black and white and grayscale.Graphics, tables, and graphsKeep it simple: If possible, use consistent, non-distracting styles and colors.Label all graphs and tables.
Give a brief overview of the presentation. Describe the major focus of the presentation and why it is important.Introduce each of the major topics.To provide a road map for the audience, you can repeat this Overview slide throughout the presentation, highlighting the particular topic you will discuss next.
WRITING AN EVALUATION ENG 111, College Composition I
An Evaluation:• Is a value judgment about a person, place, event, thing.• Is supported by clear criteria and specific evidence.• Persuades others to accept your judgment.• Has clear criteria = aspects being judged.• Can use standards = established measures.• Uses specific evidence = description, statistics, expert opinion, testimony, examples, personal experience.
Key Features• A concise description of the subject.• Clearly defined criteria.• A knowledgeable discussion of the subject.• A balanced and fair assessment.• Well-supported reasons.
Types of Evaluations• Evaluate a commercial product or service. – Toyota Prius – Shakespeare Ugly Stick – Verizon Wireless• Evaluate a work of art or an artist. – The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera• Evaluate a performance or event. – The Lord of the Rings trilogy• Compare and Contrast two topics – Toyota Prius vs. Honda Civic Hybrid
Guidelines for Writing an Evaluation• Choose something to evaluate.• Consider the rhetorical situation. – Purpose – Audience – Stance – Media/Design
Guidelines for Writing an Evaluation• Generate ideas and text. – Explore what you already know. – Find at least three sources that evaluate your topic (See External Links). – Identify criteria. – Use evidence, such as description, statistics, expert opinion, testimony, examples, and personal experience to evaluate the criteria. – Make judgments about the criteria and about the topic overall. – Anticipate other opinions. – Identify and support your reasons.
Ways of Organizing an Evaluation Start with your subject: page 132• Describe what you are evaluating.• State your judgment.• Discuss at least 3 criteria, providing evidence and reasons for each.• Acknowledge objections and other opinions.• Restate your judgment.
Ways of Organizing an Evaluation Start with your criteria: page 132• Identify criteria for evaluation.• Describe what you’re evaluating.• Evaluate 3 criteria, providing evidence and addressing objections and opinions.• State your overall judgment.
Ways of Organizing an Evaluation Analysis by Criteria• Introduction—Describe topic• Criterion #1—Judgment plus evidence/reasons/objections• Criterion #2—Judgment plus evidence/reasons/objections• Criterion #3—Judgment plus evidence/reasons/objections• Conclusion—State overall judgment
The Finishing Touches• Add a catchy title.• Add your header.• Consider matters of design. – Typeface – Headings in the body – Visuals• Follow Format for Writing Assignments.
Citing Sources• Cite sources in the text using internal citations.• List sources at the end under Works Cited.• Use alphabetical order and hanging indent.• Follow MLA format on pages 428-467.NOTE: At least two sources are required.
Revising for the Second Draft• Submit the first draft – Post in Group File Exchange• Participate in Writing Partners Forum #4.• Revise the paper according to feedback.• Post the second draft to the instructor as an attachment in the BB link for the essay.
Revising for the Final Draft• Post the second draft to the instructor as an attachment in BB.• The instructor will post the paper back to you with comments for corrections and improvements.• Refer to the indicated pages in the text.• Revise the paper according to the feedback.• Email the final draft to the instructor as an email attachment.