Senior Project Presentations – Being Prepared, Overcoming Anxiety

Your senior project presentations are only two weeks away, and many of you have shared that you feel nervous, anxious and unsure about your performance and public speaking skills. Over the next two weeks we will be practicing and preparing for your presentation – I want you to feel as comfortable speaking in front of a class as possible, and to feel confident in the presentation you have assembled. Many of you have put in a lot of work, time, and effort into your senior project, and should be proud of what you’ve accomplished and excited to share it with others.

First, let’s assess how nervous you are, and which areas you’re concerned about. Click here to follow the nervousness-flowchart to determine where you should focus.

Below you’ll find two videos that provide examples of good student presentations, and poor student presentations, with suggestions on how to be successful and combat anxiety.

Once you’ve followed the steps on the flow chart, click here to review the powerpoint I’ve created for you as an example of how to set up your senior project presentation. You do not have to use powerpoint  – you can use Prezi, or any other software you feel comfortable with for your presentation. Be sure to incorporate handouts, physical/tactile visual aids, or event audience participation during you presentation.

Finally, be sure to click here and review the rubric for presentation – I’ve also given you all feedback on your practice presentations in class that you should review.

Remember, we can work on building your public speaking skills, but if you have not completed your project or put in the work to grow and learn from the experience, there isn’t really any ‘trick to presenting’ that will cover that up. Be sure to use the time you have these last two weeks to finish up any loose ends and put the finishing touches on your project!

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Senior Project: The Inquiry Process and Writing Research Papers

As you begin to work on your senior project research paper, please review the powerpoint below from class to refresh your memory on any of the steps we covered together.

Click here to access the “Writing Research Papers” powerpoint.

Remember, it is important that you understand the inquiry process so that you can begin to narrow down your topic. Having a specific question you would like to research the answer to is the first step to writing a quality research paper.

You also need to be sure to pull your resources from reliable websites and sources – if you’re not sure if a source is appropriate to use, check it with the C.R.A.P. Test.

Be sure to outline your information to ensure that you’ve picked the most logical organization for your topic – and don’t forget to compile your sources in a works cited page as you go along, as it makes it easier to cite your sources in the end.

Finally, be sure you’ve formatted your paper in MLA format. Not sure if you’ve used MLA correctly? Check the Owl Purdue Website to review the steps. 

Your research paper is due Monday, September 24th 2018.

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Senior Project Paperwork

As a senior, you will also have a complete a senior project. This constitutes 25% of your grade for this course, and is a sustainable part of the skills we will be mastering in class. You can review the documents for senior projects below, or by clicking on the ‘Senior Project’ drop drown menu under ’12th Grade English’ in the toolbar at the top of the website. Additionally, you can keep up with senior project news by visiting the school website at https://ga02202829.schoolwires.net/Page/1827.

Click here for the overview document of senior project details

Senior Project Permission and Release Form

Senior Project Proposal Rubric

Senior Project Paper Rubric

Senior Project Checkpoints

Senior Project Presentation Rubric

 

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Welcome Back Seniors!

Welcome to 12th Grade Honors English!

 

You are about to begin your last English course as an HCHS tiger – I hope you are as excited as I am!

The primary goal of this course is not just to expose you to more advanced literature, but also to give you the language skills you’ll need after high school. This mean you’ll be participating in a lot more discussion, verbal presentations, and a greater variety of formal and informal writing. Please review the class syllabus below for an overview of the class and grading policies.

Click here for the Honor 12th Grade English Syllabus

Additionally, you will also have a complete a senior project this semester. This constitutes 25% of your grade for this course, and is a sustainable part of the skills we will be mastering in class. You can review the documents for senior projects below, or by clicking on the ‘Senior Project’ drop drown menu under ’12th Grade English’ in the toolbar at the top of the website. Additionally, you can keep up with senior project news by visiting the school website at https://ga02202829.schoolwires.net/Page/1827.

Click here for the overview document of senior project details

Senior Project Permission and Release Form

Senior Project Proposal Rubric

Senior Project Paper Rubric

Senior Project Checkpoints

Senior Project Presentation Rubric

 

12th Grade Literature Fall 2018