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Xiaoqian XU & Olalla DÍAZ-YÁÑEZ


By giving presentations, you will have an opportunity to introduce your research and yourself. It is an efficient way to form your research network. Besides, your research fruits will be delivered to audiences and you get feedback from the discussion. In this part, we will talk about how to give an oral presentation and how to visualize the presentation. During the lectures, we will discuss how to deliver your research message to audiences and how use use visualized tool (PowerPoint/Prezi).



Section 9 Instructions for assignment 5. Presentations


Example for slide structure from the Penn state university, following the "effective" structure (title slide+hook slide+story slides (claim+evidence)+take away slide) link here

How stories captivate? Tomás Pueyo TED presentation about how to transform a presentation into a story.


Task 1 Watch the videos on Academic presentations: IntroductionStructureSlides and Delivery

Task 2 Read the instructions about how to create an academic presentation [pdf]

Task 3 Watch some examples using the assertive evidence method on hip replacement  and on wind turbines

Task 4 Select your presentation topic and think about your presentation structure following the instructions pdf and the information provided in the videos.

Task 5 Check the UEF logo, the template for UEF slides (PowerPoint) and Prezi (and remember that templates can be modified!)


Why you give oral presentations?

Who are your audiences?

What do you want audiences to know?

Where presentations take place?

[These questions may help the students to focus and reflect on the topic contents. They do not require to be submitted as an assignment and are not to be evaluated.]

Materials from previous lectures

Section 9 Instructions for assignment 5. Presentations


The objectives of this session are:

  • To understand the fundamental elements of an oral academic presentation
  • To understand the principles of the assertive evidence method


Lecture day 1

Independent work:

-Watch the videos (Task 1 & Task 3 )

-Read instructions on how to create a presentation (Task 2)

-Think about your presentation (Task 4)

Lecture day 2

Attend the lecture via Zoom (link sent by email)


Assignment 5. Presentation.

  • Register in Seminars
  • Check instruction slides Section 9 Instructions for assignment 5. Presentations
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