Oral Report Planner
This guide contains requirements for this assignment and a planning process for thinking about key details of this assignment:
- Planning process
Requirements for the Oral Report
The following describes the requirements for the oral report.
In this online course, you can send a script written in the word-processsing software of your choice or create an audio file. If you go with audio, choose your medium: .wav or .au, cassette, phone, in-person, video, CD. Make sure that you identify yourself somehow in whichever medium you use. However, do not use "minis," as in microcassettes or tiny camcorder tapes.
Here are the requirements:
- Prepare a 7-minute oral report that you could present in person to the class, and deliver it to your instructor. (Someone reading your script in at a normal speaking rate should be able to complete it in around 7 minutes.)
- In the context note before the actual report, identify a realistic audience, purpose, and situation for your oral report. Use the format shown in this example. (This does not count as part of the 7 minutes.) This part counts as a significant part of your grade.
- In this oral report, just hit the highlights, the interesting or key points, and direct listeners to the written report. Give them a sense of what the report covers, but don't try to provide all the detail. Do not try to summarize your report.
- Attach to the script a brief description of the visuals you would use in this oral report. Refer to them and discuss them in your oral report. (You are welcome to paste the actual visuals in your oral report script.)
- Work on the substance and clarity of your technical discussion: make sure you present detailed information and that your explanations of technical aspects of the report are understandable to nonspecialists.
- Plan your introduction and conclusion carefully. In your introduction, make sure you introduce yourself, indicate the topic and purpose of your presentation, provide a brief overview of what you will be covering, and attempt to gain some interest. This example illustrates a good introduction. This part counts as a significant part of your grade.
- Use spoken headings during the oral report to signal listeners of moves from one section to the next. Make sure your presentation is well-organized and doesn't seem to ramble. See this example of verbal headings. This part counts as a significant part of your grade.
- When you rehearse your oral report, make sure your presentation style is clear, audible, understandable and that gestures and ur posture are under control.
Name your oral report with your handle followed by _oralrep followed by whatever extension your software used: for example, davidmc_oralrep.doc.
Planning an Oral Report
Use this planner to define the key details for your oral report (it is not required). You can then e-mail to yourself (and to your instructor, if you wish).
Maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org.