Senior Presentation Grading Criteria
To receive a C on your presentation you must meet the following standards:
- The presentation must be original.
- The presentation must be appropriate for the assignment.
- The topic must be sufficiently focused and adapted appropriately for the audience.
- The presentation must fit the time requirements of the assignment (8-10 minutes).
- Main ideas must be supported with facts and figures, testimony, examples, or narratives.
- The presentation must have a clear sense of purpose.
- The presentation must have a clearly identifiable and appropriate design, complete with an introduction and conclusion.
- The presentation must be presented extemporaneously.
To receive a B on your presentation you must meet the following standards:
- Satisfy all requirements for a C presentation.
- Reflect a greater depth of research (at least 3 cited sources).
- Clearly identify sources of information and ideas.
- Create and sustain attention throughout the presentation.
- Make effective use of transitions, previews and summaries.
- Utilize presentation aids effectively.
- Use good oral style.
- Present your presentation with poise.
To receive an A on your presentation you must meet the following standards:
- Satisfy all requirements for a B presentation.
- Demonstrate imagination and creativity in topic selection and development.
- Develop and sustain strong bonds of identification among the speaker, audience and topic.
- Consistently adapt information and supporting material to the experiential world of your audience.
- Reflect an even greater depth of research.
- Demonstrate artful use of language.
- Make a polished presentation that artfully integrates verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
A D presentation does not meet one or more of the standards for a C presentation or
- It is obviously unrehearsed.
- It is based entirely on biased information or unsupported opinions.
An F presentation does not meet three or more of the standards of a C presentation, reflects either of the problems associated with a D presentation or
- It uses fabricated supporting material.
- It deliberately distorts evidence.
- It is plagiarized.