Guidelines: Final Presentations and Paper CEP991 April 2006 Final Presentations, next week and Exam Week 20 minutes per presentation (10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion) Final Paper, due Friday, Exam Week 15 pages minimum Section 1: Inquiry Proposal (5 pages, you’ve already written this part) Section 2: Discussion of what you have learned about the NDCE (10 pages) Another field/perspective Your field/perspective The nature of the compelling experience itself in their field The nature of the compelling experience itself in your field; The ways that they describe compelling The ways that you describe compelling experience; how they describe whether experience; how you describe whether something is “working” or not something is “working” or not The things they focus on to make compelling experiences happen The things you focus on to make compelling experiences happen Your inquiry project was inspired by the NDCE in another field. You saw possible connections between the NDCE in that field and the field in which you work. You designed a way to explore these connections. Your presentation and paper on your inquiry project should report on what you have learned from your inquiry project. As you describe your learning, focus on how three things have evolved - your view of the NDCE in the other field/perspective your view of the NDCE in your field/perspective your view of the relationship between the NDCE in both fields Suggestions for a good report & presentation Keep in mind that the purpose and focus of the inquiry project is to inquire. Thus, the presentation and paper should report on the experience of this inquiry. I am less interested in what you did in your inquiry, than the meaning and significance of your inquiry. Thus, spend just a little time on details of what happened first, second, third, etc., and more on your ideas and how they evolved through the inquiry. Leave out information that does not relate directly to the main focus of the paper. For example, it is probably not important to give much background information on the people, place, yourself, and so on. Focus on specific and concrete; avoid the general and abstract. As academics, we tend to talk and write in ways that are disconnected from any particular experience. This is not to say you can’t discuss broader ideas: just support them with lots of specific detail and examples to clarify what you’re saying. Show us what it is, as well as tell us about it. Organize your presentation around a few main points. Two to four main issues should be sufficient. Your paper can discuss more, but not a lot more.