Problem-Solution Presentation

For this week’s assignment, you will create a presentation of about seven to eight slides, accompanied by audio 7–8 minutes in length, based on the problem-solution essay you submitted last week. How you create the presentation and audio accompaniment are up to you—today’s technology offers many options. The simplest, however, may be to create the presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint and the audio accompaniment using the recording function within PowerPoint. This week’s lesson and assigned readings will help you to create a high-impact, visually appealing, and professional presentation.
Conceptually, your presentation is a high-level, interactive version of your problem-solution essay that you have been working on for the last few weeks. The goal of your presentation is to both inform the audience of the problem you’ve identified and persuade them to support your solution.
Here is a sample organizational structure.
First Slide: Title, your name, topic, course, and date
Second Slide: Introduction—In the introduction, you might discuss why you chose your topic and why you think it is important. Provide a clear thesis statement.
Third and Fourth Slides: Problem Analysis—What is causing the problem? Is it getting worse? What will happen if we fail to act?
Fifth and Sixth Slides: Solutions—Discuss a range of possible solutions. Select the best one and convince your audience it is the best choice.
Seventh Slide: Conclusion—Provide a recap of your argument and make a final call to action.
Eighth Slide: References—Remember to include references for all cited material and images used.
Presentations must include the following elements.
Thesis statement
Clear and distinguishable main points with developed analysis
Examples of research with documented sources in APA format
Images or multimedia with APA citations
Professional and well designed slides
Correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
The grading rubric for this assignment is detailed below.
Rubric
Problem-Solution Presentation Grading Rubric
Problem-Solution Presentation Grading Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Audience and Purpose
The presenter demonstrates a clear sense of the professional audience with an appropriate call to action. The purpose of the presentation is clearly and consistently conveyed.
10 to 0.0 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization
The presenter grabs the viewer’s attention, introduces the subject, and clearly conveys the overall purpose. The slides and accompanying audio support the presentation’s purpose with appropriate content that meets the readers’ needs. The conclusion ties the presentation together.
30 to 0.0 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Development
The presentation is the appropriate length of seven to eight slides and 7–8 minutes. The presentation communicates the main concepts from the essay visually and via audio narration. The slides include specific examples and engage in thoughtful analysis to support the argument and call to action.
40 to 0.0 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Research
The presentation credits ideas derived from sources and concludes with a references slide in APA format. Visual evidence is also credited in APA format.
20 to 0.0 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Style and Mechanics
The voice of the presenter is clear, distinct, and appropriate. The slides are clear, consistent, and visually appealing. The slides use visual elements such as charts, graphs, and illustrations rather than long blocks of text. The presentation is free of errors.
20 to 0.0 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
20 pts
Total Points: 120