Creativity 10 pts. (use a PowerPoint presentation—an average of 7 slides, use bullets, state in a few words the main idea, support it with good photos on each slides, and play different character roles if you wish; avoid too much information on each slide, be well organized, use good size Font, use good color in the background, and feel free to pass around books, articles, or magazines that connect to your topic);
Oral skills 20 pts. (keep eye contact with the whole class, avoid reading off notes or slides, do not use verbal pauses like “um,” avoid monotone voice, be enthusiastic, speak loud and clear, and rehearse);
Accuracy 60 pts. (“be clear and concise”–state the facts and comment on them, back your facts with good scholarly quotes and sources using the new MLA; You must use 2 quotes and 2 sources from your selected text in the book and at least 2 other quotes from secondary sources, italicize foreign words, stay focused on 1 Strength and 1 Weaknessusing the selected text from the textbook (so a total of 4 scholarly quotes and 4 scholarly sources in parentheses must be included in your PowerPoint oral presentation);
Sources 10 pts. (before you start your presentation make sure you bring to the professor a hard copy of your Works Cited page–one copy per person–using the new MLA style mentioned in Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide) and include two scholarly books and two scholarly articles from internet sources; late copies will not be accepted and the student may lose up to 10 pts.); (look at the second page in the Sample for the Proposal Paper on how to use the right format for the Works Cited page; use quotation marks, parentheses, and cite the sources within the text citations);
- Find out a significant weakness (or how others see it as problematic) in your philosopher’s text selection. Use quotes and sources in parentheses from primary (our selected text in our textbook) and secondary sources.
- Mention one major strength using the same philosopher’s text selection. Use quotes and sources in parentheses from primary and secondary sources.
Slide one: Write down the title of your oral project (include name of your philosopher and specific topic). Be creative! Type your full name and course.
Slide two: type Introduction—Who is your thinker, dates of birth and death? Where they were born? Explain the context for your topic in question. Introduce your main topic in question.
Slide three and four: type Strength—Cite the major strength of your thinker on his or her topic. Then support it with at least 2 quotes one from our select text and one more quote from secondary sources.
Slide five and six: type Weakness–Cite the major weakness of your thinker on his or her topic. Then support it with at least 2 quotes one from our select text and one more quote from secondary sources.
Slide seven: type Conclusion—What have you learned anew? Use “I” as your personal input.
Slide eight: type Works Cited—You must cite at least the 4 sources using the new MLA and the sample posted on BlazeView. (See Proposal Paper second page on the back).