1. TITLE. You need an audience. You'll need
to attract people to come and listen to you. Something
like "G.E spells D.E.A.T.H. for us all"
may pack them in but we want enthusiasm for our
topic, not sensationalism. You might like to use
a graphic to jazz things up (photo, cartoon, etc)
but be careful it doesn't make you OHT or slide
too cluttered or "noisy".
2. INTRODUCTION. Use bulleted
or numbered points to outline the problem you are
- Why is this subject important?
- What do we already know?
- What gaps are there in our knowledge that you
are trying to fill in?
3. MATERIALS AND METHOD.
Use bulleted or numbered points to outline the way
you gathered information.
What processes did you
go through (recording frequencies or distributions,
calculating probabilities, surveys, etc)
What base line data did you
gather for comparison (what controls
did you use)
What were the limits
or conditions or your method (we must remember
that what occurs under laboratory conditions
may be different from what happens in nature)
4. RESULTS. Don't show
tables of results. These are what we call raw data.
We want to look for a pattern or trend in a picture
of numbers - a graph. Remember the usual rules for
5. DISCUSSION. Use bulleted
or numbered points to list the main trends or patterns
you have observed in the results. Point out any
sources of errors in your work - be honest about
this as others will depend on you having accurate
and reproducible data. Remember to tell the audience
that your observations hold true only under the
conditions you ran them under.
6. SUMMARY. Use bulleted
or numbered points to list the main conclusions
of your work. Where will you go on from here? Are
you requesting resources (equipment, money, people)
to help carry on with the next stages in your project?
Thank those that have assisted you (sponsors, associated
organisations, colleagues, etc)