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Mechanics for final presentation (Soc. Sci. 1)

Posted by Brian C. Ventura on March 15, 2012

The group presentation will be rated based on the ff;

1. clarity of the use of concepts 40%

2. Use of facts and figure 20%

3. Evaluation of issues 40%


Clarity of use of concepts


Make sure you accurately define the main concepts of your presentation. In particular, provide a credible source for the definition of the social change you are focusing on (ex. modernization, urbanization etc.) and the social problem assigned to your group. Explain the concepts in a way that is consistent to how they are defined in your sources.


Use of facts and figures


As a way of providing evidence for your arguments, you need to present figures from credible sources. Provide statistics, maps and other graphic illustration not only so you can make your presentation interesting, but also to provide evidence to your claims.


Evaluation of issues


After presenting what authors and  your sources say about your topic, make sure you add your own evaluation as a group. It is not enough to simply repeat what your sources say about your topic, you should also be able to evaluate it. To evaluate in this case means not just giving your opinion but presenting a view that is grounded on sound examination of conceptual and factual sources.


Role for non-presenting groups


After the presentation of one group, the other three groups will provide the summary, evaluation and ask question. This will also be rated.




The assigned group will  provide the gist of what was presented, mention their key points, such as the definitions, key facts, and their evaluation. Write an outline so you can organize your summary better in your oral delivery.




The evaluation should identify both the strong points and the weak points of the presentation, both the delivery and the content. In particular, point out interesting facts presented and underline the mistakes, inaccuracies, if needed. Also note if the evaluation of the group is well grounded or not.




Ask a direct and clear question. After you have stated it, explain briefly what you want to find out. Avoid starting your question “what do you think…”. This type of questioning would generate a very opinion based answer. Note that the goal of asking question is to improve the understanding of the topic.  


Notes on the delivery




Each presenting group will distribute a printed copy of their presentation slides in handout format (this format is available in the format icons of you Windows office word processor), one copy to each group, and another to the instructor.




Decide early on how many will deliver the present. It is impractical to cut  a twenty-minute presentation to short parts just so the six or seven members of the group will have their own part.




You should not go more than 12 slides. Do not crowd your slides with too many words, ideally, each slide should not have more than four to five line of words. A presentation slide is note a note that you will read aloud to your classmates. Prepare a couple of cue cards, to remind you of what you need to present, not just to read aloud. Presentation is not reading aloud.


You have the option to email a copy of your slides for checking not less than 24 hours before the presentation. Submit a copy of your slides not later than 24 hours after the presentation. Submit a separate file  (in a disc, or linked to an online source, you can upload it in Youtube) of your video or audio materials. Our network is too slow for the size of your file.


Use of video or audios


If you are using videos or audios, explain how it is relevant to your presentation, before or after the clip. Make sure that it is audible and clearly visible enough for your audience.  Test it before the presentation to avoid technical delays. All videos and audios can only be used for 5 minutes of the presentation time.


2 Responses to “Mechanics for final presentation (Soc. Sci. 1)”

  1. Group 3 Soc Sci 1 (Tues/Fri 1:00-2:30 pm) said

    Outline for Soc Sci 1 Presentation (Group3)
    Class: Tuesday/Friday 1:00-2:30
    Media Violence and Modernization
    -The Transformation of Values and Norms in Philippine Society-
    I. Introduction of Concepts
    a. Modernization
    b. Media Violence
    II. Modernization and Its Role in Bringing About Media Violence
    a.Every Home has Media (TV,radio etc) and Common Forms of Media Violence in the Philippines
    b.Open Acceptance to Media Violence by the Filipinos
    III. Issue to be evaluated:
    Has Media Contributed to the Acceptance of Violence in Modern Philippine Society?
    a. Early exposure of children to violence
    b. The process of learning, desensitizing and fear
    c. Acceprted forms of violence in Philippine society (Cockfighting, domestic violence, boxing)
    d. Group’s evaluation and conclusions
    Bode, John. The Process of Modernization. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1970.
    Guthrie, George M. The Psychology of Modernization in the Rural Philippines. Manila: Ateneo de Manila University, 1980.
    Howitt, Dennis. Mass Media Violence and Society. Great Britain: Paul Elek Ltd., 1975.
    Torr, James D. Is Media Violence A Problem? California: Green Haven Press Inc., 2002.
    Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey 2008

  2. Group 1 said

    Group 1 Soc Sci 1
    Filipino towards National Identity
    I. Nationalism: A Definition
    II. Identity of Filipinos
    A. Pre-Colonialism
    1. The Society : Balangay
    2. Social Structure
    a. Maharlika
    b. Timawa
    c. Alipin
    B. Post-Colonialism
    1. The Society: Central and Local Government
    2. Social Structure
    C. Modernization (Influences by the Spaniards and Americans)
    1. Language
    2. Economy and Politics
    3. Culture and Values
    III. Evaluation of Issues (Personal opinions and recent researches to prove or disprove about national identity of Filipinos)

    Reference List:
    Abequibel, A., (n.d.) The Philippines Then and Now. Retrieved from
    Dolan, R.E., ed. (1991). Philippines: A Country Study. Retrieved from
    Handler, Richard. Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec. New Directions in Antropoligical Writing: History, Poetics, Cultural Criticism, ed. George E.; Clifford Marcus, James. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1988, pp. 6-8.
    Pforr, C. (n.d.). The Philippines as a Neocolonial State. Retrieved from

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