Solid Earth Geophysics Instructor: Dr. Ali O. Oncel Location: Building 26, Room:319 , Office hours: Sunday and Monday. 2:00 pm-4:00pm
Needless to say that presentation is the most important thing for one having a good reputation through the scientific meetings and work environment. Today, it is more important how well one presents than how much one knows through the application of job market as well as teaching. Considering the significance of presentation through the rest of student's life, each student is required to present three 15-20 minute presentations of recent papers, provide at least three questions with answers which are reviewed by presenter. The goal of reading assignment presentation is to develop of student skills in scientific communications since one of the most obvious skill for students is to develop experience for the public speaking and have familiarization with the latest scientific results. One week prior to your scheduled presentation, you should provide the class a copy of presenting journal article which will serve as the basis of discussion during/after your presentation if student prefer a paper which is not available on suggested list. Before your class presentation, ask your classmates to practice your talk to have a feedback and prepare yourself for potential class questions which provide a good basis for class discussion of the paper and related areas, as expected each students are supposed to prepare in asking minimum 2-3 questions. Provide the class slides of your presentation during the day of your presentation, Participate by reading the papers provided and prepare yourself to discuss the topics during class. Each student before the paper presentation is expected to read paper and bringing prepared questions together with a written short summary of nearly 100 words. See the Paper Presentation Grade Sheet and suggested papers for your presentation unless you suggest another paper to submit.
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updated February 24-2007