Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Portfolio Due Date- March 25th

Proof of six cover sheets, postgrad plan and resume is due on Friday. The half sheet that is signed by your advisor is due to your government teacher by Friday.

Outlines and Mentor Meetings Proof

Please make sure that you turn in the mentor meetings proof sheet and the outline.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Practice! Practice! Practice!

Between now and Friday, you should put aside much time for practicing your speeches. Find a friend or get together as a group to practice your entire speech as many times as you can!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Senior Exhibition Day Reminders

1) Dress up- but no high heels-you need to walk
2) You must have guest passes for friends and alums who want to attend.
3) You must be in your presentation room by 5 minutes before your presentation
4) Seniors can only be in the library, cafeteria, hospitality room or presentations. NO WANDERING IN THE HALLS.
5) Keep your good clothes on when you go to the hospitality room. Only bring guardians into hospitality room-not enough food for all your friends and family
6) Do not forget to thank the parents in the hospitality room.
7) Copy power point slides
8) Video clips should be on flash drives
9) Use transition slides.
10) Use notecards-not pieces of paper
11) Do not use the podiums
12) Clearly answer your eq at the end with clear evidence-this is synthesis just like in your paper’s conclusion.
13) During Q and A refer to evidence in your answers. You may ask the person to rephrase or repeat the question, if you did not understand it.
14) Clearly know what you want your audience to understand at the end of your presentation. What is your goal? Convince them that your answer is logical and reasonable.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Outline Assignment: Please Read Carefully! Due Friday, March 11th

Oral Presentation Outline Assignment
500 Points
Due Friday, March 11th

This detailed outline assignment is to help you properly prepare for your oral presentation.

1) Outline must be typed and at least two pages (single-spaced).
2) Focus on your transitions and analysis, since that was missing from most of the fifteen minute presentations.
3) Remember this is a persuasive speech!!! You analysis needs to connect to your eq and your answer.
4) Please follow the format. I am only providing you with the beginning of the outline.

I. Introduction- story about a woman who smoked marijuana when she was going through chemotherapy.
a. Transition- explain how marijuana helped relieve her nausea and enabled her to continue to eat. Add statistic about how many people use it to relieve nausea
b. Explain my personal questions about why the government would want to prevent people from receiving help.
II. State essential question "Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes?
III. State that I am going to first provide information about how marijuana relieves certain health symptoms
A. Explain what is in the plant that relieves symptoms - add visual to help explain this point.
B. State statistics on the various types of symptoms that are relieved.
C. State statistics on how many people suffer from these diseases
D. Add commentary on how important it is for people to not suffer. Discuss how important nutrition is to cancer patients or how people with arthritis can lead full lives if they are not in pain.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Work for Wed. March 9th

Bring clean copy of senior exhibition paper to class.
Those who did not present their visuals, bring copies to class. We will share them in your peer coaching groups.
Work on your outline-it is due on Friday.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Two Visuals- Due Monday, March 7th-250 pts

Come prepared with two visuals to share with your class. They should be in finished visuals-remember to read the handout on visuals.

Program Description Due Friday, March 4th

Make sure you carefully write your description for the senior exhibition program. It must be in my T drive inbox by the end of the day on Friday. 500 Points.

Follow the two examples:

The Positive and Negative Influences of Music

Music has the power to cause emotions, which are gripping and often irresistible; and these feelings affect our moods, affect our perceptions and in turn trigger behavioral responses. The presentation will be about the positives and negatives of the emotional and physical influences that music has on people.

Nicole Velazco has been at Oceana for three years, having spent her junior year in the Philippines. She hopes to be attending Brooks Institute of Photography in the fall of 2010.

The Lost Art of Fatherhood

Fatherhood in America is withering away and the art of teaching a boy how to be a man is forgotten. A boy’s mental development is affected by the absence of his male counter-part. The presenter will argue that the effect is neither positive nor negative alone, but a combination of the two.

Imani Mayfield is a student who has attended Oceana for all four years. He has come a long way and he isn’t perfect, but he is getting there. He plans to attend San Francisco State University in the fall, and pursue a career in Interior Design.