Presentation Instructions And Rubric 2015
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BME 4950 Senior Projects I & ECE 4800 Senior Design I
You will present your project proposal to the faculty and peers for their review and approval.
Your presentation should be approximately 8 minutes and you should expect to answer
questions for approximately 10 minutes. A scoring rubric is shown on the
following pages of this document.
Your oral presentation should focus on presenting the actual design problem and your
proposed solution. You should include sufficient background to establish the significance and
relevance of the project but be careful not to focus too much in this area. The primary goal of
the presentation is to convince your audience that you have a design that is rational and that
you have a reasonable and sufficiently detailed approach to solving the problem. All team
members should participate in the presentation.
Your attire should be consistent with giving a presentation to your employer or at a
conference. Shorts and/or jeans are not appropriate.
You should use powerpoint (or a similar tool) to deliver your presentation. While professional
slides are expected do not overproduce the slides but rather focus on content and being
Assessment of your peer’s work is required. While this task may be new to many students
please keep in mind that the objective is to provide constructive and critical reviews that
will aid your peers. You will complete an evaluation of the PDR presentations for at least 3
teams. Failure to follow these instructions will result in a grade of zero. Your comments should
address at least the following: (1) Was the background and establishment of need sufficient?
(2) What was the strength of the design? (3) Was the description of the concept complete? (4)
What was missing or could have been improved in the design?
Oral Presentation General Evaluation Rubric (Score indicated in parentheses.)
Organization Audience cannot
is no sequence of
Material is poorly
Presentation is in a
that the audience
Presentation is in a
logical & interesting
sequence that is
Visuals Used no visuals or
used visuals that
Mechanics Presentation had
one or two
no misspellings or
Unclear as to the
need for this
places too much
not too much) and
the need of this
Analysis Criteria are
are not discussed
or only mentioned
Criteria are present
but not well
discussed but not
Criteria are clear
Criteria are clear
and strongly linked
to the design
clearly explored in
Design is unclear
or has very low
success based on
are not explained
Design is well
Design is clearly
presented and all
Delivery mumbles and
speaks too softly.
voice is relatively
voice is clear and
does not appear to
relatively at ease
with the content
displays a high
able to answer only
but fails to
that indicate depth
ECE4800/BME4950 SENIOR DESIGN/PROJECT I
PDR Oral Evaluation Form (Students: this form is for taking notes during the
presentation. Use the Excel worksheet, available in Blackboard, to submit scores.)
Group & Presenter Name:________________________ Evaluator Initials: _____ (print)
Instructions: Answer each of the following questions with a number from 1 to 4, where 4
means “strongly agree” and where 1 means “strongly disagree”.
_______ Organization - The presentation is well organized. It begins with a title slide,
includes an outline and ends with a summary/conclusions. The presentation slides
follow a logical thought progression, beginning with a design definition, followed by
some design details and including design issues.
_______ Visuals - The presentation slides are well designed. They effectively illustrate the
ideas being conveyed and hold the attention of the audience. They are not too
complex or too trivial and use illustrations effectively and appropriately.
_______ Mechanics - The presentation had no misspellings or grammatical errors.
_______ Establish Need - The project is clearly defined. An appropriate amount of
background and significance is provided.
_______ Analysis - The project description is sufficient to assess the feasibility of the
proposed solution. Multiple design approaches were considered.
_______ Proposed Design – The design is clearly presented. Critical issues associated with
the design approach are clearly described and contingency plans are described to
address practical uncertainties.
_______ Delivery – The presenters introduced themselves. The speakers made eye contact
with the audience, spoke clearly, chose effective words, and focused the attention
of the audience when appropriate. The slides were not read.
_______ Overall Content Knowledge – The presenters displayed a high level of
understanding of the subject presented.
_______ Response to Questions - The presenters answered questions effectively and