1. Consider carefully whether you wish to work individually or in a group.
2. Use only real-life examples – not hypothetical or anecdotal examples.
3. Choose a real-life example that does not require a lot of explanation.
4. Show the knowledge question on each slide to help the audience.
5. Identify the key argument/counter-argument/implication/AOK/WOK/real-life situation on each slide.
6. Minimise the amount of other text on the slides and do not read directly from the slides.
7. Use cue cards to remind yourself of your key points. However, under no circumstances should you read from a script.
8. Be imaginative and creative to make your presentation stand out e.g. consider including interviews, debates, costumes, props, recordings of songs, questionnaires etc.
9. Rehearse the presentation and stay within the time allowance (10 minutes per student).
10. Breathe. Relax. Talk slowly and allow the audience to follow what you are saying.
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- I have described the real-life situation.
- I have identified a well-formulated knowledge question that is clearly connected to the real-life situation.
- My presentation is analytical and not descriptive.
- I have included TOK concepts and language.
- I have explored other perspectives in the context of my real-life situation.
- I have come to a conclusion regarding the initial knowledge question.
- I have explained the significance of the findings to the real-life situation.
- I have explained the significance of the findings to two other real-life situations.
- I have acknowledged my sources e.g. verbal/written citations, works cited page.
- I have rehearsed my presentation.
- My presentation is within the time limit.
- I have submitted my TK/PPD form to the teacher before the presentation.