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Instructions for the
g12oral.html file

Be sure to read through the whole instructions two or three times before you start any part of it!!

For the students who listen to the oral presentations:

First, be sure to prepare for class by reading the pages due for the day--check  the oral presentations schedule for your class.   Second,  during the oral presentation, you need to write down at least one question.  After the discussion, please hand your written question to the presentor-- use an entire sheet of paper, not a scrap.   These written questions will be needed for answering  Part 3 below.   You may or may not get a chance to ask the question orally, depending on time left.

_____ 0) This report must have the following main heading:

My  Oral Presentation of
Note: replace xxx with the Author, Title, and Page numbers

_____ 1)**Explore the generational reports on their oral presentations for book chapters.  Go to each of these:

Select  the names of the students you want to consult, then click on the Main Page link for that generation (always located at the Bottom of that page).  Once there, click on the Student Home Pages, then on the student's name, then on the oral presentation report listed.  See what makes a report interesting.  Take notes that can guide you in preparing your report!

Check the date and page numbers next to your name in the ORAL PRESENTATION SCHEDULES  for your course, which is a link on the G12 Main Page. 

Prepare written answers for items (a) to (e) below, and base your oral class presentation on those notes.  Be sure to also take  notes after your oral presentation on the discussion and the questions that students and the instructor have asked (this will be needed for item 3 below).

(a) First, give an overall description of the assigned pages. This must include a full Reference of the book (Author, Title, Publisher, Date).  Be sure to comment on each part you are describing before you get to the next part.  You must evaluate each part before you go on to the next part.  Often, students want to present the whole thing, then add their own evaluation.  This is not what is asked for here.  Instead, you need to make your evaluation and comments after each sub-part.  This is why you need notes to help you stay on track during your presentation.

(b)  Comment on each part or sub-part that you describe, before going on to the next sub-part.  The comments for each sub-part should include these points:

  1. What is the main point, and the main sub-points of this part only.
  2. How do you react to the main point and sub-points of this part only?   Describe your initial reaction.
  3. Do you agree or disagree?  Why? Describe your final reactions to this part only.
  4. How does this part only relate to the course's topic and focus (see Syllabus for Course Description)?

So you can see that you need to recycle these 4 points with each sub-part in your outline presentation.  Stick to this if you want a good grade!

When you finish all the sub-parts, you need to summarize your overall reactions:

(A) What did you learn from the book pages you reviewed?  Why is this of interest to you?  Who else would be interested?  Is it believable or authoritative?

(B) Name two concepts that you acquired from these pages.  Explain them.  Why do you find them interesting or relvant or important?

_____ 2) **After your presentation, look at the questions and take some notes to better remember what went on.  You have two weeks to write up and post your g12oral.html file.  Don't forget to fill out the rating scale in time--see here.  

In your written report, first summarize your presentation, using your notes and recollection.  Then go on to step 3. Be sure you deal adequately and separately with each numbered item!!  There is the temptation to skip and summarize, or to collapse things and pretend you took care of everything.   That will not do.

_____ 3) **What were the questions asked after your presentation?  And what were your answers to each?  Now comment on each answer and add anything you want at this time.

_____ 4) **How did you react to your presentation and to the question and answer period?  What did you observe about yourself and about them and the instructor?

_____ 8) **Take a look at how other students in your class have done this report (g12oral.html) (when the drafts are posted).  Describe how their g12oral.html file compares with yours in (a) content, (b) approach, and (c) presentation.   Resist the temptation to collapse these questions into one answer instead of dealing with each in their own right.

_____ 9) **What are your suggestions for future generations who can study this report and are interested in going further with it? Recommend some directions to take, especially on what instructions to give to future students!  Here you can be innovative and inventive to get more points for your report!

_____ 11) Now type this into the <title> field of your document:

First name, Last name, G12, Course Number, Fall 1999, My Oral Presentation for ...(author and title)

Take a look at the [title] field in this document: look at the little window above the browser's menu bar.  What's the title of this document or file?   (the answer is Instructions for the oral.html file, G12, Fall1999 Dr. Leon James).  Get into the habit of looking up to the <title> field.  Be sure all your pages show that appropriately if you don't want to lose points!  It's the ploace that identifies the document you're looking at and also what a lot of Search Engines use to classify the Page.  So its' very important.

_____ 12) Place a Table of Contents at the top of the document with links to all the tagged sub-titles. See the Table of Contents in some of the prior generations, then click back here.

_____ Note: Students often forget this item--but it is required: The first item in the Table of Contents MUST be called Instructions for this Report and it must be a live link to this document, whose address is


_____ 13) Be sure you add a Navigation Table and e-mail button at the bottom of the document. To see a Nav Table  in some of the prior generations, then click back here.

_____ 14) Using your web browser, check your document screen by screen: no screen should be made of just one paragraph (i.e., no paragraph should exceed one screen full--it's too hard to read that way!)  Many students forget this rule and lose points for it!

_____ 15) Check the visibility of your text: patterned backgrounds are not allowed. Here is a student who used a background--notice that it's harder to read the text!! Go see then click back here. Darker colors are not allowed either. White bgcolor is always excellent, especially if you vary the font face, color, and size to enhance visibility and emphasis (no blinking text allowed). Remember: your text looks different in different browsers and computers, so you need to experiment and ask others. You may also use graphic enhancers such as color bars, color dots, animated icons. Using the Table tag in html allows easy control over the color of each column and the placement of text on the screen. As an example see how I use the Table tag for the Table of Contents in this file   (view the Source page for it), then click back here.

_____ 16) Check the way your document loads after it contains everything. How long does it take to load? Does text appear on the screen while one waits, or is it blank? Slow loads and blank screens are not allowed, so you must choose graphics that are low in memory size and place them past the first screen!

_____ 18) This is the end of Part 14 and it is due 2 weeks after your oral presentation.  When you post it, you need to fill out the ratings for Part 14. Go back to Part 14 of the Exercises Instructions to fill out the ratings as soon as you've posted your g12oral2.html  report.

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