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March 16--Graduate Students' Presentations #1
by 徐碧霙 2009-03-16 09:01:35, Reply(32), Views(2052)

This morning, Andrew, Lynn, and Jenny presented their fist seminar presentations this semester.

We took notes while they were presenting.

Here are some feedback and questions for the presenters.

Graduate students-Andrew

Graduate student-Lynn

Graduate student-Jenny


To Andrew: I have learned a presentation skill from you a lot. Especially the delivery skill and the presentation procedure, they are quiet clear and organized and easy to understand.

As for the suggestion part, I think your voice is low and unclear and speedy. It’s better for you to slow down and present word by word.

My Question is about the topic: The effects of TPR by storytelling a selected high school. Do you think it works to High School students? Is it has the remarkable difference compared with the participants who are from elementary school students? Cause we usually use TPR strategy in elementary school.


To Jenny: You still keep the no.1 presenter. The pictures you shown to us are helpful to understand the whole topic and make impressions as well.

As for the suggestion part: None. (ha~)

My Question is that how many questionnaires does the researcher get? In pre-test is 50 Korean adult visitors? Because in the world culture heritage, there must come from many countries, what are their backgrounds during the formal survey? Do you think background for the personal’s ethnic part is also a kind of affection element?


To Lynn: You did your presentation with good presentation delivery skills today. And the content is quiet organized. Also I am shock with your PowerPoint design.

My suggestion is that you can have more your-own-words to explain your topic items. Or, you can make an example to let the audience understand more clearly.

My question on this journal is about the result. In Table 1, the female has higher recommended rate compared with contribution rate. Does it mentioned why in this journal? Also, the male’s contribution rate is higher than the recommend part. Why they are opposite? I know the result is from the journal but does it mentioned in the journal that why the result is “surprising”. Or, can you try to use your thinking to tell me why? Thank you, little Lynn.

Dear Crystal,

You are NUMBER ONE evaluator!

I bet your classmates can learn a lot from your evaluation.

Also, your learning attitude DID impress me.

So happy to have  a highly-motivated student like you in class.







1.          Confident presentation

2.          Well- organized PPT design

3.          Explaining terms very clearly

1.      Fluent presentation

2.      Impressive animations

3.      Passionate smile

I can see that you really interested in this topic from your presentation.

And your intonation is really wonderful.


It would be a perfect presentation of you spoke loudly.

What you have done is great!

Good job!


Does the author mention the example of TPR?

What exactly is the program of language art applied in this study?

What is the motivation of researcher for conducting this study? 

Dear Sadia,

This is a neat table.







1.   I like the chart in p.8,14 it’s clear.

2.   Clear explanation


1.    Good PPT design (animations)

2.    smiling on your face


I really enjoy in your presentation, you speech was very clear, there is no need to read the outline, I can easily understand what are you talking about, and I like to topic which is very interesting.


1. Speak louder.

2. sometimes you speak to fast, it’s not clear


1. relax and use your own words to explain will be easier to understand



Have you ever use TPR in teaching? Did you find any limitation while using TPR?

You mentioned about there was a limitation in the study, what will you do to solve that problem?

The participants in the study were 50 Korean visitors and about 1/3 of them were students, do you think that it is necessary to ask students’ opinion?

For Andrew




1.      Animated and clear PPT.

2.      Very good reflection.

3.      Well-organized PPT.

1.      Too whisper.

2.      Before the method, I can’t get the key point.

1. Do you think the researchers mention too much about the student and teacher role of the TPRS and traditional method.

For Lynn




1.      I like slide No. 3 & 4. So clear.

2.      Good explanation.

3.      Smooth presentation.

1.      More smile will be better.

1.      What is language art program?

Is it about art?

For Jenny




1.      Beautiful photos to show.

2.      Fluency speaking. Perfect!

3.      Nice dress and sweet smile.

1.      Too many result slides.

1. Do you think we need to pay higher price in order for government to protect worthy heritage?

To Crystal's question: According to the researcher, despite the fact that the perceptions of the male learners were positive than female, howerever, male didn't recommend this stretegy. It would be interesting to investigate the motivational factors and condition conductive to learner's willlingness to recommend cooperative learning in connection with the gender variable.


To Sadia's question: I am so sorry that I can't answer you what is the language art program because the researcher didn't metion this part.


To Paulinna question: If I were the researcher, I would let my reader know what the range of not only for low achievers, high achievers but also for intermediate achiever. Moreover, I would do the deeply interview to those students who provided a lot of contribution.

Thank you your suggestion and opinion. I will change those disadvantage.

Also to illisa question: I am also so sorry that I can't answer your question because the researcher didn't mention what is the language art program. Thank you your suggestion. Thank you.
I'm so sorry that I couldn't see your presentations personally; I'd like to share my opinions of your PPTs!





l   Good background of PPT

l   Clear explanations

l   The funny picture at the end of PPT (?)


l   Good reflection

l   Good background of PPT

l   Good use of charts

l   There aren’t the logo of school


l   Good background of PPT

l    Interesting topic

l   Good reflection

l   None!

Dear Lynn,

Appreciate your response.

You've been working hard.

Take care...


Feedback and questions

To Andrew   well organized presentation, easy to follow

                    Colored phrases, such as slide no. 10, 11

                    Interesting process, such as slide no. 12, 13


To Lynn  briefly give the whole picture of this study

              clear slides, ie, no. 7,8,14,15

              enlarged handout is enjoyable for your readers


To Jenny    important points clearly displayed, for example, slides no. 14, 18, 27

Good presentation skills

Your pace is a little to fast to follow








1.      Clear explanation about the study

2.      The way you explained teacher and students’ roles showed in slide 12 and 13 is very good.

1.      It’s good to give definition of ATAD in the first.

2.      Smooth delivery

3.      Clear PPT design

1.      Perfect delivery skill.

2.      Well control of the time


Maybe you can condense literature review part.

Is it necessary to show the picture of Lebanon?

Pictures are good for audience. But you can just put about 3 to 5 and that will be enough.


Did the researcher do a pre-test in the study? If not, how did the researcher compare the two groups’ improvement?

Do the answers to research questions in slides 9, 10, and 11 come from the results of the study or parts of his inferences?

Don’t you think it’s weird that there was no information about the participants in main survey? Are they may the similar group?

Dear leya: The result from slide9, 10 and11 are the result s of the study. Thank you for your suggestion.






l          Good gesture

l          Confident

l          Neat PPT & clear tables

l          Formal dress-up

l          Good animation

l          Present fluently

l          Clear pronunciation

l          Eye contacts

l          Formal dress-up

l          Rich and interesting pictures


l          Too fast

l          Sound could be a little louder.

l          A little bit nervous



l          What are seven main intelligences?

l          Could you explain the STAD in tail?

l          Do you think that the duration of pretest and main survey in the research is long enough?


That’s all for my comment.

Thank you guys for explaining and answering my questions!

1 Bodily-kinesthetic

2 Interpersonal

3 Verbal-linguistic

4 Logical-mathematical

5 Naturalistic

6 Intrapersonal

7 Visual-spatial

8 Musical


Here are the ejght main intelligencies I surveyed on wikipedia.

Please have a look, thanks.

To crystal's question:
This is a case study the researchers hoped it could give others some ideas of TPRS's effects
and the futher study will count on you, Crystal.

To Sadia's question:
The TPRS example is in my presentsted paper, p.5~p.7, of which the topic of the section  is Roles of the teacher in a TPRS classroom.
Hopefully useful for you.

To 曉薇's question:
The answer is yes. And during the process, you'd better balance ss' oral ability and ss' willingness to express themselves.

To 婉菁's question:
Not exactly. Readers should have a thurough concept of TPRS because every teacher might have their own way in this kind of class. Do the comparison with yours. Best wishes from andrew.

To Leya's question:
Students were randomly from the same class ,so they had almost the same ability. Then based on the research design, it showed us the difference between the two groups taught by various methods.







Good explanations

Clear PPT designed

Familiar with the topic


Familiar with the topic


Useful topic for me


Fluent presentation

Fantastic pronunciation


Interesting topic





You should speak louder



I think the map that you provided to us is unnecessary.




Do you think TPRS is a good way for us to use in elementary schools in Taiwan?

Did the research mentioned the way that he divided students into high, low and intermediate level?

Is it possible for us to get the same result as the research did if we conduct the same research in Taiwan?










Ø          His presentation skills are improved a lot

Ø          Vivid PPT design

Ø          Clear tables

Ø          Clear research procedure

Ø          Great PPT design

Ø          The appropriate dress

Ø          The appropriate dress

Ø          Clear and sample PPT design.

Ø          Interesting topic.


Too many animations that disturb audiences’ thinking. 

   A little bit nervous



Do you think it is practical to apply TPR for older learners such as junior or senior high students?

Would you apply this research method in your future research?

If you were the researcher, how much time would you spend on the pretest duration? And what’s your consideration?