Oral Presentation Rubric : Famous Psychologists
You are going to research an important psychologist and present the information to the class. You will have
some class time to use the library and conduct research and polish your presentation. Use your time wisely or
it will adversely affect your grade on this presentation. You may create a poster board OR a PowerPoint.
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Contributions Explains the major Explains the major Explains the major Identifies the major
50% contribution of the figure contribution of the figure contribution of the figure contribution of the figure
(demonstrating a deep (demonstrating some (with out a clear as well as several other
understanding) as well as understanding) as well understanding) as well as professional highlights.
several other professional as several other several other professional
high lights. professional high lights high lights
Personal Life Explains the personal Explains the personal Lists several Includes limited or only
20% background of the figure background of the figure characteristics of the basic information (such as
with several important with several important figures personal life. born/death dates).
highlights and expanding highlights without
on one or two. expanding.
Symbol Selects a symbol that Selects a symbol that Shows a symbol that is A symbol is included but
5% relates clearly to the relates to the figures somehow related to the not clearly related nor
figure\'s major contribution major contribution and figure\'s major explained.
and explains their mentions why they contribution but doesn't
selection clearly. chose the symbol. explain their chose or
doesn’t explain it well.
Visual Visual is neat, clear and Visual is neat, clear and Visual is neat, although The visual is not able to
10% able to be read from the able to be read from the not easily read from the be read from the back of
back of the room. No back of the room. No back of the room. Some the room, sentences or
sentences are used and sentences are used. An sentences and long long phrases are used.
bullets are only 3-6 words image of the figure is phrases are used. An The image of the figure
long. An image of the included and if PPT is image of the figure is may be missing.
figure is included and if used no more than 3-5 included.
PPT is used no more than bullets per slide.
3-5 bullets per slide.
Time-Limit Presentation is 3-4 Presentation is within 30 Presentation is between Presentation is more than
5% minutes long. seconds of required time 30-60 seconds short/over 60 minute short/over time
limits. time requirements. requirements.
Preparedness Student is completely Student seems pretty The student is somewhat Student does not seem at
Speaks Clearly prepared and has prepared but might have prepared, but it is clear all prepared to present.
obviously rehearsed. needed a couple more that rehearsal was Often mumbles or can not
5% Speaks clearly and rehearsals. Speaks lacking. Speaks clearly be understood OR
distinctly all (100-95%) the clearly and distinctly all and distinctly most ( 94- mispronounces more than
time, and mispronounces (100-95%) the time, but 85%) of the time. one word.
no words. mispronounces one Mispronounces no more
word. than one word.
Research Sources are in MLA Sources are in MLA Sources are mostly in Sources are not formatted
5% formatting, double-spaced formatting with minor MLA formatting. At least in MLA and no books were
and alphabetized. At least errors. At least one print one print source is used used or only 1 source
one print source is used source is used and at and 2 sources total. total.
and at least 3 sources least 3 sources total.
Library Days: Due Date: