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MUS 201: Music in Action

Tips for Morrow's Music 201 class

Presentation Tips

  • 30 minutes is a long time -- brainstorm ideas for breaking up that time
  • Outline and/or storyboard your presentation
  • Cite sources, including all research, images, videos, statistics, quotes, tables, etc.
  • Include links when possible to cited online research sources, images, and video
  • Use an introduction and conclusion slide
  • Strike a balance between the use of text and media
  • Include a final slide with contact information

Using Technology?


Using Powerpoint?

  • whose computer
  • what projector
  • images clear
  • text length appropriate
  • graphics visible

Using video clips?

  • on what computer
  • in pp, dvd, internet
  • if you need internet access -- does it work?
  • what projector
  • is length appropriate
  • does it translate for project

Using sound?

  • how played and amplified
  • quality
  • length

Using original video or sound

  • how displayed
  • does piece translate
  • do you have permissions


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