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					“Reading maketh a full
man, conference a
ready man and writing
an exact man”.


         By:
               Francis Bacon
 POWERPOINT
PRESENTATIONS
    Features of good
    presentations
•   Well-organized
•   Well-prepared and rehearsed
•   Sincere and professional
•   Sensitive to the audience
•   Inform listeners, accentuating
    important facts
  Advantages of
  presentations over
  documents
• Presentations come alive
• Audience can participate
• Speaker can observe the
  audience and revise on the spot
• Speaker can present films,
  demonstrations and 3-D models
• Color text and pictures can be
  easily incorporated
Technical requirements
for presentations
•   A title
•   Body of presentation
•   Conclusion
•   References
•   Acknowledgements
Technical requirements
for presentations cont.
• Font size: title-44, text-28
• Consistent text format for
  entire presentation
• Consistent color and design
  for the entire presentation
SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Introduction

• Writing is hard work
• Good writers are diligent
  workers
• Science writing informs and
  persuades
Guidelines for good
writing
• Create an outline with a good title
• Classify, analyze and assess the
  content of writing
• Simplify information
• Write clearly, concisely and
  efficiently
• Revise and re-revise to improve
  the writing
Difficulties in writing
• Intrinsic complexity of subject
  matter
• Inherent intricacy of language
• Audience comprehension of
  subject matter
• Political constraints
    Features of successful
    science writing
•   A good title
•   A logical flow of ideas
•   Efficient writing
•   A good writing style




                   Adapted from: The craft of scientific writing by Michael Alley

				
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