Assignment 1: LASA # 2: PowerPoint Presentation
Utilizing the information you compiled for your
literature review paper, and the feedback you received from your instructor
about the literature review, prepare a 10-15 minute Power Point presentation on
your topic, summarizing the key points and conclusions. Be sure to direct this
presentation to an audience in the community. For example, if your paper
pertained to a topic in developmental psychology, direct your presentation
toward parents, or a parentingcenter. If your topic pertained to substance abuse, direct it
toward a community service agency which may use this information for educating
teens or parents about preventing drug use, or current clients about treatments
and facilities available. Please state in your presentation the specific
audience toward whom your presentation is aimed. Include a reference page in
APA format, as well as speaker notes and an audio file with your presentation.
Your slides should provide answers to the following
What was your topic?
What question did you hope to answer by completing this
literature review paper? Explain the practical implications of the conclusions
of the literature review and the audience to which they are directed.
Given the results of your literature review, what is/are
the prevailing argument(s)? In other words, which of those is supported by the
existing evidence? Be sure to include full coverage of the arguments, including
strengths and weaknesses of each of them, supported by your findings from
reviewing the relevant articles.
Did the researchers consider multicultural factors in
their studies? If not, what factors may be involved? What multicultural factors
should future studies include?
What ethical issues are related to your topic and/or
discussed in the studies you reviewed?
How do the conclusions of your literature review relate
to the various specialization areas in psychology? Tie them to as many as apply
from the following areas: biological, cognitive, developmental, social,
personality theory, psychopathology, and applied psychology.
How can the conclusions of your literature review inform
the population towards whom your presentation is directed? How can they apply
this information to their daily lives? What advice or take home message can
you provide to your audience based on the research you reviewed?
What research question could you ask in order to further
develop this area of study?
Why is your research question important and relevant to
the current work being done on your topic?
Your presentation should also follow these guidelines:
It should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length.
It should be clear, concise, and professional.
Writing should be free of spelling and grammatical errors; it should conform to
current APA style (including any in-text citations).
It should include graphs, tables, figures, or images
illustrating your ideas.
There should be a final slide listing references in
current APA style.
The bulk of the text should be placed in the Notes pages
of each slide. Keep the amount of text on the slide, itself, to a minimum.
You should record an audio file of your oral
presentation. You should also type the text of the speech you would give while
showing these slides to an audience should be typed into the Notes area.
If you are unable to use the audio feature, the Notes text will suffice.
You can refer to the Power Point tips document provided
in the Doc Sharing section of the course.
Submit your presentation to theM5:
Assignment 1Dropbox byWeek
5, Day 5.
Assignment 1 GradingCriteriaMaximum
Describes topic and explains the practical implications
of the conclusions of the literature review with clarity and detail.
Describes the audience to which the presentation is
Revises the literature review based on feedback from the
Presentation of information is clearly focused on the
Explains the prevailing argument(s), including their
strengths and weaknesses, supported by findings from relevant articles.
Synthesizes key points established in and through the
Elaborates on multicultural factors relevant to the
topic and to the studies reviewed.
Discusses how the findings can be extended to a more
diverse population or additional multicultural factors that should be included
in future studies.40
Discusses relevant ethical issues related to the topic
and to the studies reviewed.
Describes how they were or could be addressed in the
Relates the conclusions of the literature review to at
least two specialization areas in psychology.40
Applies the conclusions from the literature review to
specific populations or issues.
Provides well-reasoned conclusions, and pointed towards
areas for future research.
Provides suggestions for future work that are
appropriate and have an applied focus.36
Introduction has an opening, provides come background
information, and states the topic.
Transitions between slides are present.
Design of presentation (i.e. background, pictures, text
etc.) is clear, appropriate for the assignment, balanced and compliments both
the writing and speaking throughout the presentation.
Any written portion (including writing on the slides and
in notes) follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout. Errors
are infrequent and do not interfere with comprehension.24
Using APA format, accurately paraphrased, quoted, and
cited in many spots throughout when appropriate or called for. Errors present
are somewhat minor.8