Oral Presentation Instructions
Components: (1) Formal outline, (2) speaking outline, and (3) slideshow
Length: 10-12 minute speaking time, 10-12 slides in the slideshow
Topic: The paper will summarize the main findings from your research paper, so use the same topic and sections as the paper. Before starting the presentation, please review the Research Paper Instructions to refresh your memory on the focus of the project.
Sources: At least 6 outside research sources (4 peer-reviewed), 1 professional code of ethics, and 2 other course readings
List of sections: The formal outline, speaking outline, slideshow, and video will all have the same sections; more details about these sections are in the Research Paper Instructions
Introduction (1 slide): Draw in the reader’s attention and introduce your topic. For the presentation, use the five required introduction elements on the formal outline template. The thesis will state the solution you defend to your chosen ethical dilemma.
Background (2-4 slides): Give background details about your dilemma, including how it arises in a profession, relevant facts, history, laws, and current events, and some responses to the dilemma that have been considered. Cite from your outside sources as part of this section.
Theory Application (2 slides): Choose two ethical theories from the course (Benedict, Kant, Regan, Mill, Aristotle, or Noddings). For each, summarize the view and explain what it might recommend for your dilemma, citing from the relevant course reading for each theory.
Professional Code Application (1 slide): Choose a professional code of ethics that relates to your dilemma and explain what it might recommend concerning your topic, citing from the code of ethics.
Persuasive Arguments (3-6 slides): Propose and defend a specific solution to your dilemma, using logically-compelling arguments. Do not just survey different sides of the debate or summarize views you found in your research. Instead, defend a specific thesis with your own creative arguments. Anticipate questions or objections people might have about your solution and respond to them as part of this section.
Conclusion (1 slide): Conclude the presentation using the three required conclusion elements on the formal outline template.
Documentation: Use quotation marks any time you quote from a source, and APA in-text citations in parentheses any time you quote or paraphrase from a source. This is required for the formal outline and slideshow.
Also, give an APA References page with all your sources at the end of the formal outline.
Lastly, acknowledge your sources orally as you record your video. For example, say “As Jasmine Rodriguez found in her 2014 study…” or “As Todd Peters wrote on the CNN website…”
For citation help, you can consult the library APA website or ask a librarian for help.
Formal outline: Follow the attached template to complete the outline. Use complete sentences for each line (not short words or phrases), as well as correct grammar, spelling, and writing style.
Also, use correct outline notation. First is Roman numerals (I, II, III), then capital letters (A, B, C), then numbers (1, 2, 3), then—if needed—lowercase letters (a, b, c). Keep at least the Roman numerals and capital letters I give on the template, adding or subtracting numbers and lower case letters as needed. Don’t leave a subpoint on its own. You can have A and B by themselves, but if you put 1 under A, then you also need 2.
Speaking outline: This will have short phrases to remind you of key points as you record your video. It will not be submitted for grading. Also, write out any quotes or citations on the speaking outline so you can read them accurately as you present. Position the speaking outline near or behind your iPad camera when you record so you can consult the outline while also maintaining eye contact with the camera.
Slideshow: Use 10-12 slides. Give a picture on each slide and make your slides visually appealing and professional. Use correct spelling, grammar, and writing style. Also, follow the 6×6 rule: use 6 or fewer bullet points per slide, with 6 or few words per bullet point.
Submission: Submit your formal outline, slideshow, and video to the presentation area in Canvas.