[Seminar] 5/14 Thesis Presentation

Some Observations & Comments:

  • Pretty good overall. Congratulations!
  • Don’t forget to add proper title to the name of your faculty advisor.
  • Properly handle English punctuation marks and leading/subsequent spaces. E.g., there should be a space between an English word and subsequent left bracket, as in: Porter (1992) or Porter (波特).
  • Time management still an issue.
  • No laundry list when time is short.
  • Don’t be shy. Highlight your main findings/contributions/arguments.
  • At least you should know the field (prior research) well, even if your thesis has nothing worth highlighting.
  • Don’t forget you’re the expert in the room.
  • A Challenge: can you present just as well in English?
  • Final reminder: you don’t have to do this if you are not ready to graduate yet.
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[Seminar] 3/26 English Proposals

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
    • (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.
  • Be ready to communicate in laypeople’s terms.
  • Help one another; it’s what classmates/friends are for.