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How to make your (remaining) year(s) at the IIE, NCU more rewarding:
- Think/act independently; answer to yourself.
- Face your weaknesses; conquer them.
- Stick together, and help one another.
- Leverage School/University resources.
Some Observations & Comments:
- Write names properly: Ming-Li Wang or Wang, Ming-Li.
- Your name should be the first name on the slide.
- Don’t omit the title of your faculty advisor.
- Don’t use Chinese fonts (標楷體 e.g.) for English text; it’s ugly.
- Define your research questions clearly.
- Make proper highlights on your research model, data, and main findings.
- Take your eyes off your slides and scan your audience from time to time.
- 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
- Research Model
- Issues / Analyses
- Policy Suggestions
- Always end with your own thought even when the research is not finished yet.
- Be ready to communicate in laypeople’s terms.
- Help one another; it’s what classmates/friends are for.
Some Observations and Pointers:
- Help one another.
- Define your research questions clearly and upfront.
- Know the purpose of literature review.
- No need for outline/overview when presentation is short.
- Know when to use short headings, brief (one-sentence) sentences and detailed descriptions.
- Highlight your main points on graphs, tables and long sentences.
- Use Common terminology (depending on your readers/audience).
- Be concise. (Avoid “做 . . . 的動作”.)
- Don’t refer to your professor/supervisor only by name.
- Avoid dark theme unless proper lighting condition is assured.
- Is college sport an industry in Taiwan?
- If so, . . .
- what’s the current landscape of the industry?
- who are the market leaders?
- is NCU a participant?
- if so, how well is NCU doing? Why?
- should college athletes be paid?
- should college athletes be allowed to unionize?
- should the government do anything to help or curb its development?
- If not, . . .
- is it an industry in the making?
- what are the main legal, social and economic hindrances?
- should the government make an effort turning it into an industry?
- If so, why and how?
- If not, why not?
Post Presentation Comments/Suggestions:
- How to write Chinese names?
(Which is correct: Lin, Lee or Lee, Lin?)
- Avoid dark themes unless you are sure they would work well at the venue.
- Highlight your points, and explain the unusual.
- Time control: too short is not good either.
- Put what you want to say on the slides if you’re not confident in your vocal delivery.
- Don’t forget to check spelling and gramma.
- Make an effort to pronounce the following words properly:
economics, economic, economical