Timetable of the course teaching (2020 fall semester)

2020-10-27
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Timetable of the course teaching (2020 fall semester)

 

First Session: From week 1 to week 4. Lectures will be given about how to write a perfect research proposal and to provide an effective scientific PPT presentation.

Week 1 (October 30th) (University calendar: 8th week for fall semester):

Prof. Sun will introduce the syllabus of the course with its general requirements of the course, the arrangement of the course and its tests.

Prof. Liu will introduce the writing tips and requirements to develop a high quality of your academic research proposal. A proposal template will be then provided for you to follow the instruction.

Student Homework: Each student in this class is required to work out a total of two research proposals in the required quality, format and length. The scope of the topic should be pretty much related to your major, environmental science and engineering. In addition, two PPT presentations are further designed in this class for each student, the first one is designed for a group collaboration performance in PPT presentation, but, the second one is required individually in his/her presentation.

l  The first research proposal has to be submitted to teacher for evaluation due by November 13th, 2020.

Each student in the class will be arranged to form a study group/team at a total of three people, which will be announced/informed in our QQ platform ahead of class for information sharing for which group you may belong to. A proposal topic from a group will be selected as a PPT presentation topic for a group performance in terms of the highest score submitted from a study group. The student who wins the highest scored for his/her research proposal will automatedly be assigned as the group leader for arranging the role of a student in a group collaboration for PPT presentation. One of the students in a study group will be responsible for answering the teacher's question after PPT presentation for 5 min, and the other two students will serve as the presenters in PPT presentation and each at a 5 min talking in a collaborative way for presentation. Those students who will not be assigned to be a study group will be then asked to prepare a 10 min PPT and present individually.

l  The second proposal has to be prepared individually and submitted to teacher for evaluation due by November 27th, 2020.

Be aware, the second PPT presentation topic is generally required to use a topic in terms of the second submitted proposal by each student. Please be note that the PPT presentation is further required to be performed individually by each student as your final examination.

 

Week 2 (November 6th):

Prof. Sun will address the problems and challenges in the regular PPT academic talking, clarify the differences between PPT academic talking and academic papers, emphasize the importance and characteristics of PPT academic talking, as well as explain principles of transferring the academic papers into multimedia PPT expression.

Week 3 (November 13th):

Please submit the first proposal before the class.

Lecturing presented by Prof. Sun will be focused on some suggestions for how to build a formal seminar presentation (tips for main skills involved), suggestions for visual aids (tips for main techniques involved), as well as some general hinds for presenting (Tips for main strategies and skills in a presentation).

Week 4 (November 20th):

Evaluation and comments on students’ first proposals

The first section: Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa will provide a summary and comments for some common problems with some useful tips.

The second section: Prof. Sun will also lecture about how to answer the questions from audience after a presentation (the strategies and the answering tips), how to best use the transition words during the presentation (tips and examples) and how to best deal with an international conference talking (common useful tips)? Explaining a typical scientific PPT presentation with an example.

 

Class Homework: PPT file needs to be submitted to Prof. Jun Liu via QQ or via our class website at least one day before the class presentation by students.

 

Second Session: Week 5 to Week 11. Every study group will be required to finish the first PPT presentation practice in a class time slot on a day assigned by teacher. After presentation, teachers will ask some questions to students in mimicking an international conference.

Week 5 (November 27th):

Please submit the second proposal before class.

Students in Group 1 to Group 4 should conduct PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are used as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.  

Week 6 (December 4th):

Students in Group 5 to Group 10 should conduct their PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are applied as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.   

Week 7 (December 11th):

Students in Group 9 to Group 10 should conduct PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are used as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.

At last, Prof. Sun will sum up the performance for all groups, make some important comments on the students' PPT quality and remaining problems, and the detailed guidance on student issues will also be provided.

 

 

Third Session: Week 7 to exam week. Each of the student will be required to give an academic presentation with PPT independently in a time slot arranged by teacher for final exam (Accounting for 60% of the total scores). Questions and answering session after the presentation by a student is also designed to mimic the conference pattern.

Week 8 (December 18th):

Each student from No.1-6 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 9 (December 25th)

Each student from No.7-12 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 10 (January 1st): New Year Holiday

Week 11 (January 8th):

Each student from No.13-18 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 12 (January 15th):

Each student from No.19-24 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 13 (January 22nd):

Each student from No.25-32 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

The teachers will sum up the performance of all students on their PPT presentations. At last, all students are required to evaluate this course with their comments via a PPT format file, which should submitted to teachers before last teaching class. We will post these comments from each student on the class website for sharing.




课程教学的时间安排 (2020)

第一阶段,前四周,任课老师讲解有关研究开题和PPT学术演讲的关键知识。

第一周 1030日)(江苏大学的校历为第8周):

孙教授介绍该课程的教学大纲、学习的要求以及考试的安排 (第一节课)

刘教授讲授开题报告撰写的基本要求与相关模式(第二节课)。

课后作业:每位学生需练习撰写两份开题报告,研究主题或领域由老师划定,请在规定研究范围内选题。作为学生的课后作业,每个学生需要按照模板格式,独立完成各自的研究开题报告。

第一份开题报告Z迟第三周1113日课前提交, 学生每三人一组成一队准备PPT演讲,组队信息在QQ群中分享。PPT主题将从三人的学术报告中选择得分Z高的开题报告为参考,开题报告得分Z高的人为组长负责安排组内人员角色,其中一位负责回答老师问题,另外两个人轮流讲解PPT。无法成组的学生单独准备5分钟PPT和演讲。

第二份开题报告Z迟在第五周1127日课前提交。PPT的制作和演讲需独立完成。

2 116日):

孙教授讲解常见的PPT学术演讲中存在的问题与挑战;明确学术报告PPT方式与学术论文方式的基本差别;介绍学术报告及PPT应用的重要性及其特征;将完整的论文形式转换成多媒体的PPT表达及其应该遵循的原则。

3 11月13日):

课前提交第一份开题报告(电子版与纸质版)。

孙教授讲解多媒体ppt制作过程中的基本方法、原则、技巧和要领,包括掌握学术研究当中的科学选题、分析问题和解决问题的基本方法和途径,如何凝练科学问题和工程科学问题,如何认识学术论文的特点与学术演讲报告的特点与区别。

4周(1120日):

开题报告作业点评。

Sameh Samir Ali教授总结开题报告中的问题和分析学生比较集中的几个问题(第一节课)。

孙教授将主要讲解一些PPT制作中常常出现的几个主要问题(第二节课)。通过举例来说明如何避免这些问题:包括如何掌握PPT多媒体演讲中的技术要领,高质量学术演讲的能力如何形成? 如何用英文正确地回答学术交流中的挑战性问题?如何正确使用英文过渡词与过渡句(transition words/sentences),通过典型范例PPT的实际演讲,明确参加国际会议所涉及的技巧与方法。

每组学生(三人一组)根据组内三人中得分Z高的开题报告来准备期中PPT和演讲, PPT文件需要演讲前一天通过QQ提交给刘俊老师。

 

第二阶段,5~7周,所有学生按照组队进行第一次PPT演讲,老师对其进行提问和考核。

5周(1127日):

课前提交第二次开题报告

1-4组学生进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。

6周(124日):

5-8组学生进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。

7周(1211日):

9-10组学生组队进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。另外三个无法成组的学生,每位进行单独演讲5分钟,老师点评5分钟,老师对所有学生的表现做总结性归纳,对学生期中PPT演讲的问题进行针对性点评,并针对学生问题进行详细的指导。

 

第三阶段,8~考试周,所有学生按照顺序进行第二次PPT演讲,老师对其进行提问和考核。

8周(1218日):

根据学生名单中的序号1-6的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

 

9周(1225日):

根据学生名单中的序号7-12的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

 

10周(课程调整到20201231号同一时间补课,202111日元旦放假)

根据学生名单中的序号13-18的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

老师点评总结学生PPT的存在的问题。

11周(18日):

根据学生名单中的序号19-24的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

12周(115日):

根据学生名单中的序号25-33的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

老师点评总结学生PPT的存在的问题。

13周(118-22):

学校期末考试周。

老师联系信息:

Lecturer 1Prof. Jianzhong Sun, QQ:2745983694, Tel: 0511-88796122;

Lecturer 2: Dr./Prof. Jun liu, QQ:47018794

Lecturer 3: Dr./Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa, QQ:2192795749.

Teaching assistant: Dr. Yongli Wang, QQ:385568209


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