Extended abstract: Effectively teaching presentations to large numbers of engineering and science students

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Abstract

Much research has gone into developing different strategies for teaching writing and speaking to engineering and science students. However, many of these strategies are designed for semester-long courses, in which a communication expert teaches fewer than 30 students. This extended abstract describes a study in which we test a different strategy for effectively teaching presentations to large numbers of engineering and science students in a relatively short time. Because the strategy calls for students to use the assertion-evidence approach, as opposed to the common topic-subtopic practice, the strategy is challenging. In our study, we are testing the strategy in four large student populations in workshops ranging from two days to one week.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE ProComm 2016 - International Professional Communication Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017614
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2016
Event2016 International Professional Communication Conference, IEEE ProComm 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2016Oct 5 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002

Other

Other2016 International Professional Communication Conference, IEEE ProComm 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/2/1610/5/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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