ENG 101: Presentation

 Slideshow: 6.6 PechaKutcha



Description: This exercise provides you with an opportunity to respond creatively to the environmental crisis by writing and presenting in the genre of the slideshow presentation. You are required to write in the same genre as the texts we read for this unit to practice the effects hyperbolic rhetoric has on audiences.

Format: A slide show that consists of 20 slides, each shown for 20 twenty seconds. You will describe and interpret the scrolling images in service of a cohesive argument or narrative for 6.6 minutes.

Goal: For full credit please complete the following:

  • Write the 20X20 slide show in PowerPoint
  • Perform your slideshow presentation for the class on assigned date
  • After the presentation export the PowerPoint to imovie, and record your narration over the slide show
  • Upload the movie, with recorded narration, to YouTube
  • Embed the YouTube file on a dedicated page on your site beneath a 150-200 word introduction
  • INTRODUCTION/HEADER: Please write a short paragraph in which you provide an abstract of the form and content of your presentation. Remember an abstract should provide a few sentences that give a general overview of the argument and goals of the text. Follow the overview with a quick description of the evidence used and the form in which it is delivered. Conclude with a sentence or two on the presentation’s success a persuasive document with in environmental discourse

Sources: For full credit please include at least 4 sources.

  • At least 2 of the total sources must be from the in-class readings
  • Draw other supporting evidence from any source you deem “credible.”
  • Include a list of “Sources Cited” beneath the movie on the dedicated page.

Due Dates

T, Feb 25 In-class slideshow Presentation
R, Feb 27 In-class slideshow Presentation
S, Mar 2 Post shows to site by 5:00


Audience: Since the final grade for the assignment is partial determined by peer scoring, it is imperative that you keep your peers in mind as you write. You may also consider:

  • What visual and verbal choices do you have to make to persuade the audience of the rightness of your line of argument and/or spur action?
  • What style, tone, and vocabulary choices will you have to make to suit both the audience, and the subject matter of this paper?
  • What details do you need to include/exclude to meet the audience and time constraints?

Assessment: While you are writing, please understand that the following will be used to grade your presentation:

  1. Formal Requirements: Does the presentation fulfill the assignment requirements? Where there 20 unique, slides that each advanced after 20 seconds?
  2. Verbal and Visual: Did the presentation persuasively combine the slide show and the performance components of the assignment? Did the slides persuasively combine visual and verbal components?
  3. Audience: Does the presentation establish its specific thematic/rhetorical goals at the outset, and then meet those goals through creative images/performance to persuade the audience? What total points did the project earn according to audience forms?
  4. Presentation Web Page: Is slideshow embedded as a movie on a dedicated webpage? Is the video preceded by 150-200 words of introductory text? When the user clicks play, does the movie play? Are sources attributed when necessary?
  5. Process: Was the project developed over through required invention stages?
  6. Mechanics: Do mechanical or technical errors impede understanding of either the slideshow or the performance?




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