COM 201 sem221 – Communication Project Guidelines
Length: 5-9 minutes
Value: 15% of Final Grade
Submission: Outline, PPT slides & Video submitted to Google Drive Folder.
• You will make a clear, well-planned, smoothly delivered recorded presentation, expanding on a topic from the COM201 course.
• The presentation must expand on a topic from the course – not simply repeat it.
• Structure: Follow the same structure as an Essay:
o Intro + Thesis Statement
o Topic sentences that support your thesis.
o Conclusion – restate your thesis.
• Students working alone: minimum 5 minutes
• Groups of 2 people: no less than 7 minutes [time split evenly] • Students working in groups [3 students], no less than 9 minutes [time split evenly]
Tasks & Deadlines
• Group sign up (sign-up sheet):
• Topic selection (sign-up sheet):
• Outline draft:
o In both Google Drive folder AND on the LMS
• Powerpoint slides/visuals + Final outline:
o In Google Drive folder
• Final video submission:
o In both Google Drive Folder AND on the LMS
Per our course syllabus, no late submissions are counted for grades.
All documents and materials must be submitted to the Google Drive.
o All deadlines will be by class time on the day mentioned, unless otherwise specified.
o Your group will lose 1 point (out of 20) for every deadline you miss, plus 1 more for every day late.
A. Make a group of 2-3 people. They must be students from the same class and section as you. Put the names and ID numbers of your group on the Google Drive sign-up sheet.
B. The teacher will make a Google Drive Folder for your work.
C. Choose a topic from the subjects covered in the course. Put your topic on the Google Drive sign-up sheet.
a. You can choose from the list of suggested topics.
b. You can also choose a different topic, but you must get approval from the teacher.
2. CREATING THE CONTENT:
A. Follow the same pattern as an essay: Thesis Body topics Conclusion
B. Do research. Do not simply repeat what is in the book.
a. The presentation must expand on a topic from the course – not simply repeat it.
b. You must do some outside research.
C. Keep the PPT slides simple. Do not put too many words on them.
a. 1 idea per slide. 1 Topic per slide.
b. Use pictures instead of text.
D. No more than 6 Power Point slides per speaker are allowed.
E. Do not just read the slides. You are expected to say more than what is on the slides. The slides should be simple.
F. One (short) video clip per group is allowed, but not counted as part of the time requirement.
3. RECORDING THE PRESENTATION:
A. Each group member must speak for an equal amount of time.
a. Each student must show their face on camera during the recording.
B. Practice your presentation before making the final version.
C. Don’t be BORING. Be interesting and energetic.
D. Each member must be shown on camera as they speak.
a. Zoom Recording
b. Google Meet recording
c. PPT recording
Sample Topics: (some will have to be narrowed down)
Your job in this project is to expand on an issue we discuss in the course. You can choose one of the suggested topics, or ask approval for your own idea – if it is related to a communications subject we study.
You may use the book for ideas, but you may not use the book as a source.
1. The role of clothing in nonverbal communication
2. Communication in the Gaming Community
3. Marginalized Communities in Saudi Arabia
4. Digitally-mediated Communication and the classroom
5. If we have no words for something, can we still think it?
6. Do ‘euphemisms’ make communication interesting, or confusing?
7. What is ‘jargon’ really used for?
8. Does punctuation affect the meaning in written communication?
9. How important is tactile communication in our culture?
10. Can a student improve his selective attention?
11. Can a student improve his memory when it comes to class work?
12. Identify and define some barriers to listening that you have experienced and what could be done to overcome them.
If you have your own idea related to any text chapter – and you want to use it, get approval from your teacher.
The Structure of a Speech
5 quick ways to structure a speech
Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations
How to make a good presentation with 8 pro tips
How to make a successful presentation: 5 easy steps to perfection
How to Write a Good Presentation (2min 45 secs)
How To Make A Good Presentation (2 min 47 secs)
How to Make a Good PowerPoint Presentation (Tips) (5 min 7 secs)
TECHNICAL: These resources tell you how to do the technical part of the presentation. They do not tell you how to create the actual content.
How to Record a Presentation in PowerPoint
Record your screen in PowerPoint
PowerPoint: Rehearsing and Recording Your Presentation
Recording a PowerPoint Presentation with Voice-Over Narration and Saving it as a Movie File
How to Make a Video in PowerPoint – ppt to video