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学术交流英语笔记📝

转眼间也上了一学期的学术交流英语了,开始选这门课完全是因为学长学姐说这门课水,结果一学期下来虽然没怎么花时间,上课也没怎么听,但是认认真真做了慕课。感觉学到了许多有用的东西,在这里做一个总结。

1.Introduction

  • Presentation is formal and structured.

  • Presentation is less interactive than conversation.

  • Presentation style balances between conversation style and academic style. The propensity depends on what kind of speech you want to give. The academic style usually connects with specific characteristics like precision, accuracy, objectivity, explicitness, responsibility. And the conversation style often appears to be less on these features.

  • There are mainly two types of presentations: informative presentation and persuasive presentation. Their aims vary.

2.Planning

  • Make it clear that what you want to do with the presentation. To inform, to persuade, to entertain or to instruct. Try to think of different measures to achieve your goal.
  • Before the presentation, make a research on your audience, including psychological analysis, demographic analysis(race, ethnicity, cultural background, beliefs, etc.), and situational analysis(presentation situation).
  • A good topic doesn’t have to be too related to the knowledge you owned before. It can be one you are interested in, or something that you are unfamiliar with and you want to make a deep look at it. But if you are not familiar with the topic before, make sure you have made an enough preparation.
  • Be careful about the location you choose to make a presentation. Try to enable everyone to focus on you.