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EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR COURSE INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS Individual presentations will occur throughout the course. The content is listed in the calendar below and in Moodle. Your responses involve supporting information from course readings, an outside resource, or specific real-life applications from your personal experience or prior coursework. The purpose of the presentation is to reflect thoughtfully and exchange ideas on the academic topics covered in this course. As a class, you will benefit from this assignment only as much as you put into it. Please submit the assignment by 2:00 PM on the date listed in the course calendar. The presentation must be done utilizing the APA 7th Edition Guidelines in Microsoft Word and must be a minimum of two pages, excluding title page, abstract, and references. Students will also need to develop a PowerPoint Presentation with a minimum of seven slides (this does not include your title slide or any pure image slide). Participation will be evaluated in terms of quality as well as quantity, based on the following rubric. Rubric
Grading Criteria Point Assignment Organization 3 Content (per instructions) 3 Grammar and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.) 3 APA 7th Edition style and communication 1 Total Points 10
Late assignments will have 2 points deducted. GROUP PRESENTATION, POSTER, AND PAPER Students will be assigned to groups by the instructor. Student groups will identify a topic and give a formal presentation to the class using PowerPoint, poster, and a written paper. Each group is required to develop a contract that each group member must sign. This contract must contact roles, responsibilities, assignments, due dates, and procedures to address conflict and failure to perform roles/responsibilities. Each team captain must upload the contract that contains all of the signatures of the membership of the group as a PDF into Moodle by the date listed in the course calendar. Failure to submit the signed contract by the aforementioned date will result in an eleven- point penalty for the final project. Each team captain that will upload the presentation into Moodle by 2:00 PM on the assigned presentation date. Students are required to be in professional dress (no jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jogging pants, etc.) when giving the presentation. Gentlemen are required to wear a sport coat/suit and tie. Ladies are required to wear a skirt, dress, or pants, a blouse, and a jacket or cardigan. All students must wear dress shoes, no gym shoes, boots, flip-flops, etc. Limit your presentation to 25 slides (this does not include your title slide or any pure image slide). Bring a printed copy of your presentation and on a flash drive. Please note the following:
• The title slide should include your names, date, title, course name, and Chicago State University. • The slides should be neat, typed, and well organized. • Do not use all caps!!!
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• Crowded slides are difficult to read. Some experts suggest using the 5/5/5 rule: no more than five words per line of text, five lines of text per slide, or five text-heavy slides in a row.
• Limit each slide to one main idea. • Cite your sources utilizing APA 7th Edition Guidelines. • Make sure there is a clear color contrast between the background and the type. • Avoid using distracting features like moving objects, sounds or animations. • Do not read your slides verbatim. Deliver your comments in a more conversational presentation style. • Create a separate set of notes for your presentation. PowerPoint allows you to download a copy of slides
with the ability to write in comments. • Please review and practice your presentation before presenting. • Any font type is fine but whatever you use, be consistent and stick to one font type.
The poster should be submitted as a single PowerPoint slide. The papers must be done utilizing the APA 7th Edition Guidelines and must be a minimum of 10 pages, excluding the title page, abstract, appendices, and references. Please familiarize yourself with the APA format writing style. Your paper should include a minimum of seven references that have been published within the last five (5) years and come from peer-reviewed journals, edited texts, or textbooks. Websites are not included in the seven references. As well, the utilization of Grammarly may be beneficial in the writing of your paper. Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform. For more information, please visit https://www.grammarly.com/ Please submit the papers in Microsoft Word and save with the following syntax: Group Name_Assignment Name. Rubric (Specific details are listed in Appendix B)
Grading Criteria Point Assignment Organization 20 Content (per instructions) 20 Grammar and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.) 20 APA 7th Edition style and communication 20 Support and references 10 Length of paper, number of slides 10 Total Points 100
Late assignments will have 10 points deducted. GROUP ASSIGNMENTS Students will be assigned to groups by the instructor. Each team captain that will upload the assignment into Moodle by 2:00 PM on the given date listed in the course calendar. More details about the assignments will be posted within Moodle. Please submit the papers in Microsoft Word and save with the following syntax: Group Name_Assignment Number.
• Assignment 1: Intro/Research Question • Assignment 2: Literature Review • Assignment 3: Methodology • Assignment 4: Results
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