+GLIT 6756:BecomingInformedConsumers ofLiteracy Research Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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
+ 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”
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org A digital copy of your PPT presentation
+ 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
+ Course website http://sites.google.com/site/ourmsvup ages/pei-fall-2011 There are 3 exemplars of typical final papers posted here.