Ignite style presentations are only five minutes long; they include 20 PowerPoint or Keynote slides that are set to auto-advance every 15 seconds.
1. As a way to develop a concise presentation of your research project, develop an Ignite style presentation. Use the resources on this page to help.
2. Share-out options:
Upload your slides to Google Drive or Slideshare. Include the draft of your script in the notes area of each slide. Be sure the uploaded document is viewable to the public. Copy/paste the link to your presentation below in the comments thread.
Record your presentation (don’t forget that the slides need to auto-advance every 15 seconds). You might record yourself using something like Screencast-O-matic, Open Broadcaster Software (and then upload it to Google Drive or YouTube) or VoiceThread. Be sure the uploaded presentation is viewable to the public. Copy/paste the link to your presentation below in the comments thread.
“Works Cited” or “References” lists at the end of your research papers only include resources that you actually cited within the context of your essay. Before submitting your final essay, be sure to verify your citations.
Print out a draft of your paper. Separate your end-of-paper bibliography from the rest of the essay.
Carefully read through your essay. Stop at EVERY spot where you reference information that is not your own (summary, paraphrase, or direct quote). For each location, check the following:
In the same sentence, do you introduce the summary, paraphrase, or direct quotation (not just “dump in” a quote)?
Do you adequately summarize or paraphrase, and/or do you include quotation marks?
In the same sentence, do you provide a correctly styled (e.g., MLA, APA, IEEE, Chicago, etc.) in-text citation?
Do you connect the information from the summary, paraphrase, and/or quote back to your larger argument (this may happen in the next sentence)?
Is the complete bibliographic citation included in your final list? Put a check by the entry on the end-of-paper bibliography so you know you have used that source. If it is not there, add the full bibliographic citation.
After you have carefully read through your entire essay and checked all of your in-text citations, look at your end-of-paper bibliography. Are there any remaining citations that were not in your essay? If so, delete them from your list.
Share-out: Write a reflection of this activity. What types of revisions did you make? Post your reflection below to the comments thread.
Google “Editing,” “Copyediting,” and/or “Proofreading.”
Find a “checklist” or “guideline” that you have not used before.
Follow the checklist or guideline with your own project.
Now, write a reflection in which you discuss your responses to the checklist or guideline. What revisions will you make as a result of this process? Will you use this checklist or guideline again? Why or why not?
Share-out: Copy/paste your reflection below, and be sure to include a link to the checklist or guideline.
1. Find one image that represents your project/argument. Creat a presentation introducing your project by either writing 300-400 words or orally recording 3-5 minutes of talking out loud. Be sure to include the project’s: