Community Education

(1) Quality of the research and experimentation as evidenced by
  • the clarity in stating the problem
  • identification of the important variables
  • originality and ingenuity in the research task
  • recognition of the limitations in the accuracy and significance of the results obtained
  • limitations of conclusions drawn to those which are clearly supported by the results.

    (2) Evidence of the students' understanding of the scientific and technical principles involved in the investigation.

    (3) Originality in the choice of and in the investigation of the topic.

    (4) The quality of the oral presentations as evidenced by
  • the organization of the presentation
  • use of audio-visuals
  • the clarity of enunciation
  • the use of acceptable terms and grammar
  • the voice projection
  • the definition of terms when necessary and the capacity to handle questions well that are asked.
    The presentation is important in the evaluation of the student, but content, not form, will be given the major weight.

    You are the expert. No one in the audience knows as much about your research investigation as you. Therefore, remember to explain your research in enough detail so the audience will understand what you did, how you did it, and what you learned.

    Whenever possible, avoid jargon or unnecessary terminology. If it is essential to use specialized terms, remember to explain the specialized term briefly. Give your audience enough time to understand what you are trying to convey.

    Graphs, tables, and other representations help explain your results. Keep them simple and uncluttered. Focus on important information; for example remember to name the variables on both axes of a graph and state the significance of the position and shape of the graph line.

    Power point may enhance your presentation. You may not use the display board from a project exhibit. Your presentation will be limited to 12 minutes with 6 minutes of questions.

    Deliver your presentation at a comfortable pace. It helps to practice your presentation before a non-specialized audience. Practice will help you perfect the presentation and the timing. Do listen to the advice of your non-specialized audience but also get help from a teacher or other advisor as needed.         
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