ENGL 216 Week 7 Course Project: Final Report and Technical Briefing
Final Report: Your final report is due this week. The final report must follow the formatting elements described above and include the following components.
- Cover or title page
- Transmittal letter
- Table of contents
- List of illustrations
- Executive summary
- Discussion sections
- Conclusions and recommendations
- References page
- Appendix (optional)
Technical Briefing (narrated PowerPoint): Create a 5–7-minute multimedia technical briefing based on the highlights of your formal report. You will record your presentation using the audio narration function within PowerPoint. You will need a headset microphone. The directions are located in Doc Sharing. The file is labeled Creating Audio Recording in Powerpoint.docx. You should create eight to 10 highly effective slides. The following details apply.
How many slides? Your PowerPoint slides should align with and support the points of the thesis. A good rule of thumb is approximately two to three slides per main point of your report or proposal. You also need a title slide that appears during your introduction and a slide that appears during the conclusion of your presentation. This adds up to approximately eight to 10 slides.
Name: Jennifer Lucas
Status: Online ⬤
Classes Taken: 3878
Slide design: Use a business- or professional-design template with appropriate font styles, sizes, and colors. PowerPoint has choices. Keep fonts consistent and easy to read. Follow the design principles for visual aids found in your text and in the Week 7 Lecture.
Slide content: Write full-sentence headlines that summarize or synthesize the content in the slide body and tell a coherent story from start to finish. Bullet slide copy with words or short phrases; do not put in paragraphs of text.
Visuals within the PowerPoint: You are required to include a minimum of two visuals within your slides. More is better. Clip art (cartoon-type images, etc.) is not acceptable. Good visuals include charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, maps, screenshots, photos, and other images that add meaning and value to the presentation and make the information easier to comprehend for the audience.
Presentation time frame of 5–7 minutes: Remember to preview and review. When we make oral presentations, we always tell the audience where we are taking them, and then end with a summary of where we have been. So, for your presentations, preview your main areas or points in the opening, and then review those same points in your closing to reinforce the messages and signal the ending of the speech. Submit the final presentation to the Week 7 Dropbox. Submit the final report with cover letter and appendix to the Week 7 Course Project Dropbox.