Speaking in Academic Contexts

Academic Spoken Genres

Oral Presentations

Students these days will probably be expected to present orally.

See: Speaking: Presentation

Academic seminars and presentations often take the following form:

A. PRESENTATION

 

1. Introduction

What do you intend to do?
How do you intend to do it?

 
  

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2. Main Body

State your points: information and argument.

 
 

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3. Conclusion

Summarise
Invite questions

 

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B. DISCUSSION/QUESTIONS

See also: Speaking: Presentation Language