In past semesters, the Writing Lab has offered slots for students who wish to practice their presentations before doing them in class. In these practice sessions, students were able to receive valuable real-time feedback from a qualified Writing Lab tutor and from their fellow students in the audience.
We’ve decided to adapt these practice presentation slots to our remote-learning world, especially since many students may be presenting on Zoom or other virtual platforms for the first time. These virtual presentation practice sessions will allow students to iron out the technical kinks in their presentations as well as receive feedback on their presentation skills and materials.
There are several dates available. When registering, students can select their top two date choices, and also indicate any dates that will not work for them. Students will be scheduled in groups of 2-4 selected based on date preference, so there is a chance they may not get their top date choice if that date proves to be highly popular (or unpopular, for that matter). There is no need to sign up with a group of classmates–students will be assigned to presentation dates individually and will have the chance to watch presentations from other students from a variety of backgrounds and fields.
After each presentation, students and the Writing Lab tutor will be given time to provide written feedback to the presenter. This feedback will then be combined and emailed to each presenter after the session, so they may revise and practice accordingly.
To register for a practice presentation slot, please complete this form. Looking forward to seeing you in the Lab!
Practice Presentation Slot Dates
- Tuesday, November 17th @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Thursday, November 19th @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Tuesday, November 24th @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Monday, November 30th @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Tuesday, December 1st @ 12:00pm-1:00pm