Work-in-Progress Presentation

Due Date: Dates set individually (sign-up sheet)

Submission Instructions: Presented verbally to the class

Assignment Description:

As we head into the final leg of the semester, each of you will be responsible for giving a presentation on your work in progress. The presentation should be between 8-10 minutes long, and the topic will be related to the work you have been doing for your final portfolio. Please take these presentations seriously, as they will inform my sense of how seriously you are engaging with the revision process.

Talk to the class when you present; don't just read from a sheet of paper. You may use notes when you make your presentation, but you may not read from a fully written out text.


Providing visual aids is a helpful way to ensure your audience successfully engages with your main points. Rather than click through a live version of their work in progress, many students find it helpful to use PowerPoint or printed handouts to guide their presentations. This can make presentations a bit smoother, as you won't have to wait for webpages to load. It's also a useful way to include citations and other content that wouldn't normally be included with your work. The following material should be included in your presentation in some way:

Grading Rubric

I will use the course's primary descriptive, non-numerical rubric for this assignment.