Research, Writing and Oral Presentation OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Class on Giving Presentations by WGU

Published Apr 01, 2009

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'Research, Writing and Oral Presentation' is OpenCourseWare offered by Western Governors University (WGU). The original course focused on the selection and research of a topic and concluded with an overview of oral presentation techniques. The class is a required course in several bachelor degree programs at Western Governors University.

Research, Writing and Oral Presentation: Course Specifics

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Research, Writing and Oral Presentation: Course Description

Writing and research process steps are examined in the free online OpenCourseWare, 'Research, Writing and Oral Presentation,' offered by Western Governors University. The class covers research-oriented subject areas, including topic selection, annotated bibliographies, audience evaluation and basic research suggestions. The core course is a requirement in many Bachelor of Art and Science degree programs at Western Governors University. Additional topics covered throughout the online content include drafting, organizational tips and the planning and delivery of presentations. Research guidelines are outlined throughout the seminar materials. They include conducting individual research through interviews, making observations and conducting surveys. Thesis statement elements are reviewed and course participants are encouraged to reflect on the significance and ramifications of their individual data. Following this analysis, the thesis statement development process is summarized. The class materials conclude by stressing the importance of an effective presentation delivery. Natural and appealing presentation skills are overviewed and oral delivery techniques are summarized.

This free OpenCourseWare includes sectional summaries, various course activities, instructions on accessing seminar reading materials and external links to useful writing and research resource sites.

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