All presentations need to include content, a focus and citations.
Here are some tips for:
- focusing your presention by creating a thesis statement
- formating your citations based on your required style, MLA or APA
Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #8 below.
|#1||Focus your presentation by creating a Thesis Statement. Read the section about Thesis Statements.|
Try out the Thesis Generator to help you generate your own thesis statement with the ideas you have. Keep in mind that you might want to revise your thesis statement several times as you move along with your research.
|#3||Determine the citation style you need for your project, MLA or APA. Knowing what you are citing and understanding the differences in citation styles is important in writing research papers. Then Download the APA Review Sheet or MLA Review Sheet, saving it in Evernote or Zotero. Then Practice either MLA or APA citations with the Citation Game.|
|#4||Test your citation knowledge by Playing this Tic-Tac-Toe Citation Game|
Explore these citation tools. Determine the similarites and differences in these tools. Bookmark the citation tools in Diigo for future citation needs. Keep in mind that all citations generated by these tools should be thoroughly checked for accuracy.
|#6||Save citations in EBSCO. When you are searching in EBSCO be sure to save the citation when you save articles for your project. You can copy the citation when you choose to Print, Email, or Save the article using the links at the top of the page. Choose the option for the brief citation and the style you need from the pull down. Then copy the citation EBSCO gives you.|
Read, work through, and save the document, Decision Tree, if you plan to use some video you have found in your final project.
Using Zotero? You can choose from many citation styles. Learn how you can use Zotero plugins with Microsoft Word.