Project 2: State of the Art presentation

Professional writing spans a wide array of specific application areas, work and educational contexts, and theories. We can’t possibly cover all of them in one course. Therefore, this project asks you to add to the breadth of the course by researching and presenting on an area of theory or research that you find interesting, useful, compelling, etc. My hope is that you find a way to make the academic work you did in the annotated bibliography relevant to people unfamiliar.

This assignment is meant for you to use the question and citations from your annotated bibliography project but you can choose to pick another question if you want. You’ll give us an overview of the “state of the art” of research in this area as a presentation and a handout.

Your presentation should involve a review of important readings for that area. You’ll prepare a short presentation (1o minutes) to give us an overview of your chosen area, including the major issues, figures, etc. that make the area a living body of theory and research.

You must also present a single page handout that frames and contains your reference material. You should also prepare a short list of sources (not as extensive as the annotated bibliography) to facilitate further reading in your chosen area for those interested.

  • Audience: Professional peers
  • Content: State of the Art presentation on professional writing topic of your choice
  • Deliverable: (submitted through Google Drive)
    • presentation slide show with visualization of data
    • audience handout with citations