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GLIT6756 seminar 2 (29/10/11)


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Notes for our second face-to-face seminar. Charlottetown, PEI, Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011.

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GLIT6756 seminar 2 (29/10/11)

  1. 1. +GLIT 6756:BecomingInformedConsumers ofLiteracy Research Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel &
  2. 2. + Things to take care of…  Make sure we have a list of who is in your group and which article you’re critiquing  Make sure we have a copy of the article you group is critiquing
  3. 3. + Final write-up: Hints and tips  The write-up requires reading beyond your focus article; be sure to signal this extra reading in your paper  Tenor of paper is academic; includes paying attention to in-text citation and APA referencing conventions, and bibliographic conventions etc.  Include sub-headings to help structure your paper effectively  Leave time for your group to work on the full draft--your paper should have one “voice”
  4. 4. + Some pitfalls to avoid  Re-description alone; must include analysis and evaluation  Treating your paper as a question- response type of text  Being too literary (e.g., avoid including life narratives for each focus article author).  Treating limitations as grounds for the dismissal of a study
  5. 5. + Two samples….
  6. 6. + The presentation itself  6 groups @ 30 minutes each = about 3 hours plus changeovers  Leaves some time in the morning for last minute preparation  Aim at 20 min of talk and leave10 min for discussion; be sure to generate provocative questions for your audience  Bring your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb/flash/jump drive (along with back-up copies)  Presentation should focus on your critique and evaluation of the research design of the study, not on re-describing the study  Not everyone has to speak, but everyone must be involved in designing the final presentation
  7. 7. + Presentation software  PowerPoint  
  8. 8. + Recap on final assignment components to be submitted by or at the final session  A digital copy of your final paper; including all group members’ names and email addresses; email to us: &  A digital copy of your PPT presentation
  9. 9. + A “good” powerpoint…  Has on average only 4 points per slide  Summarizes key points being made  Doesn’t include big chunks of text  Isn’t read from the screen  Makes use of good contrasting colours  Doesn’t have gratuitous images or sounds
  10. 10. + Course website ages/pei-fall-2011 There are 3 exemplars of typical final papers posted here.