CSci 6441.BA2: Database Management Systems

Department of Computer Science
The George Washington University, Spring 2011
CRN 15165

Topic Presentation Rubric


The following chart gives you some idea of how your presentations will be evaluated—keep in mind, however, that there is not a hard-and-fast relation between points on this rubric and grade assigned. You will receive an annotated copy of this rubric after your presentation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your instructor.

Trait4321
Non-Verbal Skills
Eye Contact Holds attention of entire audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes. Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes. Displayed minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from the notes. No eye contact with audience, as entire report is read from notes.
Body Language Movements seem fluid and help the audience visualize. Made movements or gestures that enhances articulation. Very little movement or descriptive gestures. No movement or descriptive gestures.
Poise Student displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self, with no mistakes. Makes minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them; displays little or no tension. Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes. Tension and nervousness is obvious; has trouble recovering from mistakes.
Verbal Skills
Enthusiasm Demonstrates a strong, positive feeling about topic during entire presentation. Occasionally shows positive feelings about topic. Shows some negativity toward topic presented. Shows absolutely no interest in topic presented.
Elocution Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear presentation. Student's voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear presentation. Student's voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing presentation. Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for a majority of students to hear.
Content
Subject Knowledge Student demonstrates full knowledge by answering all class questions with explanations and elaboration. Student is at ease with expected answers to all questions, without elaboration. Student is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions. Student does not have grasp of information; student cannot answer questions about subject.
Organization Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow. Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow. Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around. Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.
Mechanics Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow. Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow. Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around. Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.
Timing Student's presentation concludes in the proper amount of time. Student's presentation is slightly under- or over-time.   Student's presentation is not even close to the required length.

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Modified: Tue Jan 11 22:06:46 EDT 2011