"Projects, Proposals & Presentations"
Jess H. Brewer
as of 2010-10-06 15:01:28
At the bottom of the schedule page is a form where you must enter the title (topic) of your talk and a URL pointing to the PDF or PPT file for same, which you must have in place by 08:30 AM on the day of your presentation. The talks will be given from that page, so this is absolutely essential.
Note that ooimpress reads and writes PowerPoint (*.ppt) files. Your Presentation must be stored in either *.ppt or *.pdf format in your ~/public_html/p210 directory on hyper and linked to http://www.physics.ubc.ca/~yourID/p210/yourfile.p* where as usual "yourID" is your account name on hyper and "yourfile.p*" is the presentation file in question. I apologize to Mac users, but the workstations cannot handle Keynote files, and in the talks in the Lab I want everyone to be able to follow along on their own small screen in case the projector is inadequate.
RECAPITULATION of Previous Lecture(s):
BODY OF LECTURE:
Each talk will be limited to 7 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions, comments, suggestions and queuing up the next talk. The schedule is packed tight, and we cannot run overtime, so you will get absolutely no extra time. At the end of 7 minutes the next talk will be queued up, without exceptions. I wish we could offer more flexibility, but it is not possible. You may want to practice your talk in its entirety in front of friends (or a mirror) to make sure you are under 7 minutes. OK, enough said on that.
Obviously this is not enough time to say much or get much feedback. Think of this as an advertisement for your project, an attempt to get other people interested enough to provide some feedback and suggestions.
When and how can such feedback and suggestions be collected? I'm so glad you asked! On the PHYS 210 wiki we have a page called "PHYS 210 PROJECTS" where you should open a wiki page just for your own Project. There are examples from previous years there; do it like they did it, only better!
This (the wiki business) doesn't have to be done right away, but the sooner you get to it, the sooner you may get useful suggestions (also from me and the TAs) about your Project. This will eventually be a (required) part of your Project, and your comments/suggestions on other people's Projects (which will form part of your Participation mark) should go there too.