The Interactive Oral Presentation Guidelines, Expectations & Suggestions (think of this presentation as if Virgil were whispering help into your ear) The Purpose of the Interactive Oral • To collaborate on an oral presentation • To prepare you for your individual oral presentation this coming spring • To help you and your classmates learn more about any given text (The Inferno, in this case) • To strengthen your research and analysis skills • To begin higher level literary analysis What you will have to do: • Work in groups of 2 or 3 depending on class size • Teach your classmates about The Inferno • Do a short, memorized reading from part of the text for more points Your Topics will focus on • The cultural, social, political, religious and literary context of Dante’s world • You will have the chance to analyze aspects of the text itself • I will assign topics Expectations • You will need to have at least 4 sources overall. The sources on the Dante Resources page will be accepted (check wiki) • The research for this IO must include at least two academic sources. If you doubt whether a source will be acceptable, ask first. • You MUST quote from the text, with citations, to support your topic during the presentation. The more quotes the better—if you focus on a canto, quote from the canto many times. If you focus on a topic that connects to many cantos, quote from as many cantos as possible. I’m looking for at least 5 quotes minimum. More expectations • You will create a poster or other tangible presentation document that can be posted in the room. • You will also turn in your information summarized into a few paragraphs or an outline and include a works cited page in MLA format with the URLs of your resources. MLA formatting is critical. So, that means: • • • • • • • Presentation to class Poster Summary Works cited page Prezi or power point Recitation of canto sections Other props or costumes are also welcome for extra points Lastly, • It is a formal grade • There are no “do-overs” • Do not forget anything the day of presentation • Stick to your scheduled time, once a schedule is made • Don’t wait until the last minute Do not abandon hope, ye who embark on this project, for it is truly designed and well-scored. Ye will have a reasonable guide and good companionship along the journey. If ye feel too much pity, or too much anger, ye will be cautioned and brought back to the narrow way. Rejoice in the end, when it is complete!