332 How to React to a Presentation
OUTSIDE OF CLASS:
study the poem before coming to class, and note your interpretation.
that you are responsible for helping your colleagues perfect this
analysis before they write it in its final form.
Therefore, make sure that they support their thesis statement(s).
Ask questions to get more information if necessary.
2) If you have another interpretation that you still find logical
after having heard the presenters', offer it (with your supporting
arguments). As a result, we'll discuss other possibilities, and
you'll give your colleagues new ideas.
notes during the presentation.
to the discussion.
of contributions are very useful:
questions that oblige the presenters to think more deeply;
comments that offer a new interpretation or that support it. Questions
of clarification are often necessary, but less useful to the presenters.
Be sure to ask a probing question or offer a useful commentary.
These Exercises are Graded
presentation grade will count as four individual class participation
grades. Since half the grade will be a grade for the entire group,
it's worthwhile helping your partners to prepare as well as possible;
the other half of the grade rates what you do as an individual.
The two grades will depend on your ability to explain and support
your ideas and on the quality of your French.
reaction to presentations:
individual grade will count as a class participation grade and will
depend on the quality of your comments and questions. Work toward
engaging in a true discussion.