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Academic Communication Lesson 2. Pick up four different handouts per person from the desk at the front of the room: Syllabus Sheet Small card (your attendance card) “Choose a result” homework “Strategy & Checklist” Course Website: staff.ustc.edu.cn/~acadcom. Attendance Card.

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academic communication lesson 2

Academic CommunicationLesson 2

Pick up four different handouts per person from the desk at the front of the room:

Syllabus Sheet

Small card (your attendance card)

“Choose a result” homework

“Strategy & Checklist”

Course Website: staff.ustc.edu.cn/~acadcom

attendance card
Attendance Card

Each student needs an attendance card.

  • Bring a picture to glue onto the card.

Have a photo now? Glue it on during today’s break

  • No photo today? Bring one next week.
  • Hand in the card before you leave today.
course goals
Course Goals
  • Good speakers will get better
  • Bad speakers will get “good enough”

(to present scientific results in English at an international conference)

  • You will know what to aim for

(i.e. what you are trying to do)

  • You will know what mistakes to avoid
with your partner make 2 lists
With your partner, make 2 lists…
  • What makes a good scientific presentation good?
    • Clear organization
  • What makes a bad scientific presentation bad?
    • Bad pronunciation
during the break
During the Break…
  • Glue an ID photo onto your attendance card
  • (If you do not have a photo with you today then bring one next week, BUT you must still hand your card in today.)
  • Hand the card in to the teacher now or at the end of today’s class
presentation checklist
Presentation Checklist

Two uses:

  • Gives you a step-by-step plan to follow
  • Makes sure you do not miss anything important
section 1 determining your topic
Section 1: Determining your topic
  • A. Choose a subject. [This may be all or part of the paper to be presented.]
  • B. Analyze the purpose of the talk.
  • C. Analyze your listeners.
section 1 determining your topic1
Section 1: Determining your topic
  • A. Choose a subject. [This may be all or part of the paper to be presented.]

= Your homework: Chose a paper to present

  • B. Analyze the purpose of the talk.
  • C. Analyze your listeners.
section 1 determining your topic2
Section 1: Determining your topic
  • A. Choose a subject. [This may be all or part of the paper to be presented.]

= Your homework: Chose a paper to present

  • B. Analyze the purpose of the talk.
    • Done in first class of course: “Prove that you can present a research result well in English”
    • Prove you can explain things in a way suitable for a conference
  • C. Analyze your listeners.
section 1 determining your topic3
Section 1: Determining your topic
  • A. Choose a subject. [This may be all or part of the paper to be presented.]

= Your homework: Chose a paper to present

  • B. Analyze the purpose of the talk.
    • Done in first class of course: “Prove that you can present a research result well in English”
  • C. Analyze your listeners.
    • Done in first class: “Graduate level scientists, probably in different area and/or field”
section 1d central idea
Section 1D: Central Idea

Write a clear statement of your central idea.

  • One sentence 20 to 40 words long
  • Be specific for this talk

(NOT “Introduce my result.” That is BAD!!)

  • What is the research result you will focus on?
  • What should listeners get from the talk?
  • Good: objective, quantitative data like numbers
  • Bad: qualitative, subjective words like “big”, “good”
  • May include technical terms you will define in your talk
central idea examples
Central Idea Examples:
  • “Typical language students can reduce their accent in a second language 50% faster by using a computer which displays their voice pitch and stress in real time.”
    • (Good, can be used anywhere in Introduction)
  • “Sleator and Tarjan’s splay tree data structure can be extended to k-ary search trees in a way that is provably statically optimal and probably dynamically optimal.”
    • (Good but can only be used after technical terms are defined, e.g. at end of Introduction.)
section 1e general format
Section 1E: General Format
  • For this course, it must be computer projection.
    • Why? Because that’s what almost all modern conferences expect.
  • For other types of talks, it can vary…
    • Speech only (no visual aids)
    • Lecture with blackboard
section 1f pattern of organization
Section 1F: Pattern of Organization
  • Predict main points
    • Introduction
    • <<< What points will be in here? >>>
    • Conclusion
  • Select a pattern of organization
  • Often similar to outline of the written paper, but it does not have to be!
  • Another pattern may be better.
professional terminology
Professional Terminology
  • It is not enough to be an expert;

You must also sound like an expert!

  • Vocabulary, pronunciation, usage, etc.
  • Consider, for example, syllable stress
syllable stress
Syllable Stress

Syllable stress: important for recognizing the word

  • syll-a-ble syll-a-ble syll-a-ble syll-a-ble
  • A common problem in student presentations!

Which is correct?

“im-age” or “i-mage”?

  • Answer: “im-age”
    • the “a” pronounced as [ə] “uh” not [ei] like “way”
syllable stress1
Syllable Stress

mech-a-nism? me-chan-ism?

mech-a-nism? mech-a-nism?

Answer: mech-a-nism (noun)

Similar words with different stress:

  • me-chan-ics (noun)
  • me-chan-i-cal (adjective)
  • mech-a-nist-tic (adjective)
your personal dictionary
Your Personal Dictionary
  • Write out 10 important terms used often in your research area [5 minutes]
    • At least 5 terms must have 3 or more syllables (i.e. be long terms)
  • Take turns with your partner saying the terms out loud to each other
    • Look for problem sounds in the term (e.g. “th”, r-l-n) and be sure you pronounce them well
    • Be sure of the syllable stress (Remember the problems with “image” & “mechanism”!)
    • Speak confidently!
homework
Homework
  • Choose a paper for your final exam, as explained in the small handout.

Bring it to class next week!

(We will use it in Lesson 3.)

  • Be sure you have handed in your attendance card before you leave today.
    • With or without a photo! Bring an ID photo for it next week if you didn’t bring one today but you must still hand in your card today.