[Seminar] 4/7 English Proposals

Some Observations & Comments:

  • Say fewer words, simpler words, simplified sentences and speak slowly, but pronounce clearly.
  • Practice when taking shower, when walking about campus, etc.
  • Space matters. It’s Wang, Ming-Li, not Wang,Ming-Li; Chen (2011), not Chen(2011).
  • Check grammar in Words first since there is no grammar checking in Powerpoint.
  • Take your eyes off your slides and scan your audience from time to time.
  • Make proper highlights on your research model, data, and main findings.
  • Put more and bigger words on the slide when speaking in English, unless you’re confident the audience understands you fully.
  • Be ready to talk for 5-30 minutes.
    • Background / Introduction
    • Research Questions
    • Status Quo / Literature Reviews
    • (econ)
    • Research Model
    • Data
    • (law)
    • Issues / Analyses
    • Findings
    • Policy Suggestions
    • Conclusion
  • Always end with your own thought even when the research is not finished yet.
  • Help one another; it’s what classmates/friends are for.