Students are required to prepare a psychological oral presentation based on the
research topic assigned at the beginning of the semester and present that information
to the class. You must use PowerPoint or Google with your voice recording and
camera on. Use your interest, knowledge and resourcefulness to research your topic
and meet the following requirements:
● The presentations must be a minimum of 5 minutes and no more than 8
minutes in length.
● Each student is required to discuss 5 main points related to the topic, which
include 1. Define the topic, what does it mean 2. Demographic of people
impacted by topic and why 3. Background information or the history about the
topic 4. Symptoms and recognizable changes to the individual 5. Treatment and
● No more than 4 bullet points on each slide
● Include a link to an informative video related to your topic
● Must include 5 scholarly sources and cite them using the APA format on the
last slide of the presentation
● Students must post the presentation file (all in 1 complete file, including slides,
audio, and video) to the discussion board area and engage with at least 2 peers
addressing the following prompts.
*No inappropriate joking or laughing (take the presentation seriously)
Content must be appropriate for public display, no explicit language, nudity, or graphic
5 Main Points discussed thoroughly _____15__
5-8 min time frame _____10__
Good use of space and graphics _____10__
Minimum of 5 sources cited _____10__
Dialogue and engagement with peers _____15___
Strong pleasant voice _____15___
Organized delivery _____15___
Included video _____10___
TIPS FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
Simplicity. Keep slides as simple and uncluttered as possible, and if the information must be
complex, prioritize it for your audience as you present it (e.g., if presenting a ten-column table,
direct your audience to the most significant columns). Offer only one major point per illustration.
If you need to focus on more than one point, re-present the illustration in another form on a
separate slide with the different point emphasized.
Titles. Give most slides titles, with a font size of at least 36 points, and body text with a font
size of at least 24 points. If you need to cite a source of information, include the citation in a
smaller font size at the bottom of your slide.
Bullets. When using bulleted lists in slides, present each bulleted line in parallel fashion—i.e.,
if the first line is a fragment, the others should be as well; if the first line opens with a verb, so
should the others.
Design. Design slides so that their longest dimension is horizontal rather than vertical. Use
both uppercase and lowercase letters and orient pictures left to right. Avoid the overuse of
animations and transitions, especially audio-based transitions, which can be distracting and
Color. Make sure the color for both the background and text are highly readable, especially
under less than optimal lighting conditions. There’s nothing wrong with basic dark lettering and
white background for your slides, particularly if they’re text-based. If you do choose a
background theme or color, enhance continuity and readability by keeping it consistent and
Images. When possible, replace words with images. Use images in particular when presenting
data, demonstrating trends, simplifying complex issues, and visualizing abstractions.
Spelling and punctuation are critical to an organized body of work. Be sure your slides are
free of grammatical and spelling errors.