Your SeniorProjectPresentationSpring 2013Dawn Drakedraked@edmonds.wednet.edu(425)431-5819
Guidelines You must stand up and talk about your project for15 minutes. Up to 4 minutes of those 15 can be used to show avideo, give a demonstration, etc. You must be prepared to answer questions aboutyour project after your 15-minute speech. Your presentation must include an audio and/orvisual component (a PowerPoint fulfills thisrequirement). You must address the following items in yourspeech: Introduction, The Project, Research,Conclusion.
The Speech Introduction Your Project Research Conclusion
Introduction1. Attention getter — something that relates toyour project and draws the attention of theaudience immediately.1. Ideas: Tell a story, cite a poem, ask a question,show a skill, connect your project to a currentevent, show a video, etc.2. Introduce yourself—give us a brief, relevant bio(educational history, plans for the future,interests)
Your Project1. Briefly describe what your project is.2. Describe how and why you chose your project.1. If your project morphed/changed from your originalidea, address/explain this here.3. Present your project and describe the process youwent through.1. Leave nothing out. Go into great detail here. Thisshould be the bulk of your presentation.2. Include ANY evidence you have that is relevant andexplanatory—pictures, infographics, written material,websites, video, etc. You can also use hard-copyaudio/visuals (like a poster, etc.).3. Describe the challenges and successes youencountered.4. Explain what you learned from the process and howthis was a learning stretch for you.
Research1. Explain the focus of your research and how youchose it.2. Explain what you learned from your research.1. Be thorough and complete. Explain all yourresearch and introduce us to at least two of thesources you used.3. Explain how your findings:1. Furthered your project AND2. Will benefit you in the future.4. Mentor1. Who was your mentor, what were his/herqualifications, and how did s/he help you?2. Did anyone (or anything) else help you? Explain.
Conclusion1. Describe what you wish you would have donedifferently.2. Describe how your project will help you in thefuture.1. Was there any knowledge or skills that you learnedthat you will use in your life?2. Any unexpected learning or unintended outcomes?3. What advice do you have for next year’s SeniorProject students?4. Make sure to thank all those who contributed toyour project (even if they’re not at yourpresentation), as well as your audience, teachers,parents, etc.
Other Notes/Tips Try to strike a balance on your PowerPoint slidesbetween text and visuals. Bear in mind that students must dressappropriately (clean jeans in good condition orslacks or skirt (no minis) or a dress, a button-down or blouse or clean plain shirt in goodcondition, shoes in good condition). This is aformal presentation; dress appropriately (butdon’t buy new clothes or anything). If you have ANY other questions or need anyfurther help, CONTACT ME! email@example.com (425)431-5819