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This presentation needs 3-5 mins. The timing on your presentation needs to remain strictly within this time frame to ensure that all students in your class can present on the same day. In this presentation, you will:

1. Present your research topic, object, and genre to outline your proposal

2. Structure and deliver an organised presentation, utilising visual aids as appropriate

3. Employ effective and professional public speaking skills

Students are allowed to include any resources that are appropriate to the task, so long as they are solid and reliable sources. This can be videos, worksheets, posters, audio files/podcasts, or even physical activities.

Presentations will be marked based on the clarity and reasoning of the ideas, the quality and organisation of the presentation, speaking skills and engagement with the audience.

High-scoring presentations will Low-scoring presentations will
  • Give a clear sense of what is proposed and why
  • Be easy to follow and well-supported
  • Use organic and articulate speech and non-verbal skills to engage the audience
  • Be vague or confusing, making unreasonable assumptions or providing no support
  • Convey no sense of structure or make poor use of visual aid
  • Go well over or under time
  • Be directly read from a script and/or feature inorganic, quiet or inconfident speech


Interactive media/communications – watch /read/do some form of media and communication with a notepad in hand, note any significant points Journal articles/chapters relevant to your Legislation, policies, core concept – it doesn’t have to be perfect, just read it. (use notepad) Industry and research reports – the Digital News Report is a good example. Policies, memos, or announcements relating to your subject.
 Specific: The goal should target a specific area of improvement or answer a specific need. Measurable: The goal must be quantifiable, or at least allow for measurable progress. Attainable: The goal should be realistic, based on available resources and existing constraints. Relevant: The goal should align with your objectives and values to be considered worthwhile. Time-bound: The goal must have a deadline or defined end.

Key characteristics for research essay: 
• Draws data out of your investigation to make a point
• Argument based on evidence – primary or secondary material
• Text dominant sometimes supplemented by data graphics/figures
• Organised into relevant sections
Which research topics lend themselves best to research essays?
– A specialized area, with previous research to draw from and add to
– Where you can enter a ‘conversation’ with a body of knowledge
– Subjects of interest primarily to an academic audience
– A topic where either theoretical or empirical evidence can be used to build an argument
How to increase user participation in digital museums: a case study of the Australian Museum and Powerhouse MuseumComparing mainstream TV news coverage of international events in China, the US, and Australia How do Chinese TV dating shows reinforce negative gender stereotypes? A Case study of ‘If you are the one’Could dreams be a profound and illustrative window to our psyche?Race and humour in American situation comedies: A case study of ‘Friends’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’There’s more to health than meets the eye: A rapid review of health equityBrand promotion on social media in ChinaApproaches to self-knowledge in an accelerated digital cultureThe evolution of print magazines in the digital eraIdeologies of motherhood in contemporary Chinese media: A case study of ‘Super Mom’
source checklists:
Sources that talk about your research object at the specific conceptual level. E.g., mood/affect/depression as a result of mobile media use.Key theorists that provide the framework you use to understand your subject – e.g. post-feminism, agenda setting, spiral of silenceBackgrounding materials that provide a context for your concepts – industry data, government reports, laws, media event timelines, etcResearch that used similar methods to yours – not for lit review but to help you refine your method
Reviewing literature
How to include the literature reviews in your final assignment Where your literature goes and how it looks depends on the work you are doing: Separate section following introduction (academic essay, industry report). Part of introduction/narrative/overview/background (journalism, media campaign, app pitch). Producing a literature review as your research project (academic essay). May include sub-headings in a longer work (e.g. a doctoral thesis or book).