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ELI 544: Academic Presentations

10-week course

This course focuses on the skills international graduate students need to organize and deliver presentations for academic and professional audiences. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in small groups and/or individually with the instructor. Pronunciation is addressed as needed. Topics covered include:

  • Organizational strategies for major presentation types
  • Techniques for engaging audiences
  • Effective nonverbal communication skills
  • Effective visual aids
  • Voice control
  • Leading and participating in more productive Q & A sessions

(2 Credits)