We’ll start with 15 minutes of silent reading.
1) Think about an example of a really bad presentation you once saw (it might have been a student presentation, but it was probably a teacher power point!) What made it terrible. DON’T USE NAMES. Just focus on the details that made the power point (or Prezi) presentation ineffective. Jot these ideas down and then share with a partner. Then share with the rest of the class.
2) Think of an example of a good presentation. What made it good? Jot these ideas down and then share with a partner. Share with the class.
3) Have a look at the following presentation on good power point presentations:
4) From this presentation and your discussions make a list of the criteria you would expect from a good presentation with slides. Hand these lists in.
How would you describe the different impressions these sentences leave you with?
I gathered my things. I opened the door. I stepped outside into the chilly night air.
After I gathered my things, I opened the door and stepped outside into the chilly night air.
One of the ways you can add rhythm and flow to your writing is by using sentence variety and alternating your use of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. You will need to take down notes on this because your going to be expected to write an example of a simple, compound, and complex sentence.