The official name of this course is “Seminar”, from the latin word Seminarium, a college that prepares students to be priests, ministers, or rabbis; which itself derives from the latin word for seed. Seminarists are trained to spread the word like a seed. Today our goal is to learn how to prepare and deliver good scientific presentations, speak in public and spread the seed of knowledge. Presentations are usually supported by visual elements, typically projected slides. We have a lot of theory and we need a lot of practice.
The forum of the course is at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/iu-bio-slides. Please register yourself, it is mandatory. You can also participate writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We use the forum to evaluate participation in class. You get one point for every meaningful question and two for each practical answer.
This page will be updated during the semester. Please check it regularly. It was last updated on January 1 at 15:24.
All homework should be sent to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline to get a grade. Please be careful, otherwise you will get a grade zero.
- Homework 1 (Deadline: Monday 26 of February at 10:00).
Here you find the slides that have been used in classes. Notice that some material is said and not written, so you better take good notes. We recommend taking notes with pen and paper using the Cornell Method.
By regulation from the Rectory, students need to attend at least 70% of the classes. The attendance book is updated every week and can be seen in Google Sheets.
- Duarte, Nancy. 2008. Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. O’Reilly Series. O’Reilly Media.
- Lebrun, Jean-Luc. 2009. When the Scientist Presents: An Audio and Video Guide to Science Talks (with Dvd-Rom). World Scientific Publishing Company.
- Weissman, Jerry. 2008. Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition. Pearson Education.