Research Writing & Publishing II---- Seminar-- 思竹 Presentation I (04-15-2013)
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Strength: gentel dress code, logical and clear explanation , fluent speech
Weakness: intonation and accent
                 Pay attention to rising intonation and accent.
                 There is too strong and too much falling intonation in your speaking, so it makes your speech
                 sound like Chinese speech. If you are interesting to this, let's talk.
Question:Do you agree that the result of the study is related to the participant's English proficiency?
Explain the content clear and try to present the research in ten minutes. 
You presented the content step by step and the PPT is well-organized.

Maybe PPT can put more pictures to assist the audiences understand.

Q: I don't understand the page 18, could you explain it ?

Strength :

1-well-done and logical PPT design.

2-pronunciation is clear

3-provide a good example of pilot study

4-eye-contact with viewers

Weakness :

1-some chart in your PPT need to expilan more

2-PPT color to heavy, use more bring color would be fine

Q : The result show not very high significant performance
if you are the researcher, what would you improve the design
of the Methodology ?
Good ppt design, such as slide 17,21,24, looks very professional.
You have eye-contact and enough postures.
Confidence and fluently speech.

bad time controlled 

In your opinion, in slide 22 results, why the p7, p11 and p12 their reading one and two are no significant difference in the study?
clear explanation 
very natural speaking 
good eye contact 
use your own words 

things you can improve: 
show several examples of question items
show the overall response, e.g., 3.6 out of 4

Question: In slide 17, you brought up the questionnaire. What are the questions about? please show one or two examples. 
 Main points are clear and organized effectively.
: Professional PPT.
:The conclusion is satisfying and relates back to introduction.

: Time control. 
Last part is a little rush.
 Eye contact.

: How do you relate this article to your own research? 
Strengh: 1. You use the eye contact to everyone.
              2. The mothod is very clear on slide 15, 16, 17.
              3. Your presentation is very fluent.
Weakness: 1. time control
                 2. You can put some pictures on the ppt.
Question: In the research, participants record one extract from a film or TV series in English. What kind of film or TV series is good for students?
1.You explain very carefully.
2.You have good eye-contact.
3.The PPT design is good.
1. You need take the time into account.
Is there any questionnaire item example?

 Strength part: 

(1) You speak clear and fluently.

(2) The way you present (ppt design) is quite good.

(3) Good eye contact

Weakness part:

(1)  Time control

Why did the author use two different materials on pre- and post- tests?

Strength: 1. You use own words to explain the ppt.
                2. You have eye contact with audiences.
                3. Your pronunciation is clear.
                4. Your ppt slide 8 and 12 design well.
                5. Your speaking is fluent.
Weakness: If you can time control would be better.
Question: People say that it's good for children learn about English teaching when children are in kindergarten. If children who are in kindergarten learning by a film or TV series in English, does the result also significantly improve their pronunciation?

Strength: First, you have eye contact with audiences. Second, you explained the contents by used your own words. Third, the intonation and pronunciation are quite good.

Question: You just mention that the number of fifteen participants is not enough. So how many participants are suitable in the paper?

Neat PPT design ( slide 12,15, 16, 17)
use own word to present
very familiar with that paper


  In your opinion, is there any weakness or limitation in this learning tool?


1.      Spoke clearly

2.      Dressed up formally

3.      Good arrangement

4.      Handled the questions well


1.      A few words under the figures or tables for explaining would be helpful.

2.      Time control is way better


1.      Why did the author think he can improve the participants’ pronunciation in a short time with a few weeks? Improving pronunciation should spend at least years, do you agree?

2.      How could the author know students practice their English ability outside the experiment periods?

1.You have the strick structure of your PPT.
It is hard for me to find your weakness.
As slide 26 showed,"The free speeches were more intelligible but did not seem to have more English-like suprasegmental features." so, is it necessary to follow not free speeches instead?
Strength: You under line with your key words in your slide
                You use your own words to explain the whole power point.
Weakness: you have to notice your time.
Question: If change the city, Is this research have work or not? 
Your PPT design is professional and clear, especially slight 15-17.
You keep a lot of eye contacts with audience.
You explained by your own words.

During the citation part, "imitating English oral texts: A useful tool to 'learn' English pronunciation?" 
You said " A useful tool to 'teach' English pronunciation?"
Time control is better than before.

On slight 17, methodology part, your mentioned that record one extract from a film or TV series in English,
so what kind of texts did they used? Is dialogue or an article?
Strength - Your presentation was quite fluently and in your PPt asl under line the key words and phrases. Handling Q&A good and had eye contact

Weakness - Time control much better, in the result part, maybe you should add some information would be better.

Question - In your Lit-review part, slide 12, point one and two, what;s the meaning of graphophonemic? and what's the meaning of prosodic features?
To Betty:

Do you agree that the result of the study is related to the participant's English proficiency?



Yes, I agree. Since the materials for reading aloud were taken from TV series or films, participants with different English proficiency might have different levels of acceptance with these materials.

To 莎賓.

Q: I don't understand the page 18, could you explain it ?

Answer: This figure explains the procedure to collect data from pretest and posttest. In the pretest, every participant recorded their voice reading aloud an excerpt from TV or film to get R1. In the posttest, every participant recorded their voice reading aloud the same excerpt in the pretest and giving a free speech for one minute to get R2 and FS.

To 俊諺:

Q : The result show not very high significant performance

if you are the researcher, what would you improve the design

of the Methodology ?

A: The main drawback of the research design in this study is the lack of control group, which makes it shaky to conclude that teaching pronunciation by reading aloud is effective. Hence, adding a control group and comparing the performance of the experimental group and control group is a perspective approach to improve the research design.