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Graduate Studies

Judging

Each competitor’s presentation will be assessed according to the criteria listed below. Please note that each criterion is equally weighted.

1. Comprehension

  • Did the talk help you to understand the scholarly research and creativity?
  • Did the presenter clearly outline the nature and purpose of the scholarly research and creativity?
  • Did the presenter clearly indicated what is interesting about the scholarly research and creativity?
  • Did the talk follow a logical sequence?

2. Engagement

  • Was the talk engaging?
  • Did the talk inspire you to want to know more?
  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their work?
  • Did the presenter capture and maintain your attention?

3. Communication

  • Did the presenter use language and terminology that was clear and understandable?
  • Was the pace of the talk effective?
  • Did the presentor use non-verbal communication (i.e. eye contact, voice modulation, body language, etc) effectively?
  • Did the slide enhance, rather than detract from, the talk – was it clear, legible and concise?