I have to do a presentation infront of my classmates.. about any subject i want..please help me with subjects and thier refernces!!
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I agree with one of the previous posts that your most important decision is to choose a topic which interests you and which you already have prior knowledge. This will reduce your research drastically, and your interest in the topic will show positively during your presentation.
The first thing to consider is a topic that you find fun, stimulating, and/or important to you. Next, how do you or how are you required to present the information. If it does not have to be a specific format, there is a website: www.prezi.com that offers an online presentation format which is pretty easy to use, and it displays in a more intriguing way than a traditional powerpoint.
The previous post was very accurate. It cannot be stated enough that finding a topic to present that has interest for you will help you in a couple of areas. The first would be that if you are passionate about a topic, presenting on it would allow you to ensure that you are knowledgeable on it. This can allow the audience to believe that you are intense about the topic. It might also allow you to feel comfort in presenting. At the same time, it would also be of vital importance if you can find ways to engage your audience as you present. This could take the form of allowing them to engage in the presentation in some format, or attempting to forge links that they could relate to as you present.
The success of your presentation will depend on combination of two factors. The content of the presentation and the way you present the contents. Choosing a good subject is the starting point for ensuring good content for your presentation.
A subject is not good or bad in absolute sense. A subject is good or bad in relation to the person making the presentation and the specific requirements of the occasion on which the presentation is being made. The subject must be such that you are able to get and understand enough material on it. Further the subject should also be relevant the the audience and the general field of studies of which it forms a part.
I believe you will be able to identify different ideas on likely subjects and pick out an appropriate one by yourself you approach this task keeping in mind the requirements of an appropriate subject I have identified above.
You will be the most comfortable with a topic that you know. For example, I would never want to present on changing the oil in a car. I know nothing about repairing and maintaining a car. I take mine to a certified auto mechanic.
Think of a topic that interests you. How to build a web site that attracts attention or how to bake a classic chocolate iced birthday cake.
References can be a book, web site, magazine, or journal. Your reference librarian can make some suggestions. Be sure to properly cite your references. Go to the web site I provided below for help on the MLA style of citation most commonly used in English classes.
I hope this post points you in the right direction.
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