TIME PERIOD PRESENATION RUBRIC


Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Focus:
What’s the point of this presentation? How clearly does the presentation reflect the focus?
10
The presentation had a clear and consistent focus. I came away knowing exactly what point the presenter was trying to make.
8
By the time he/she finished, I understood the presenter’s point clearly, but I had some doubts along the way.
6
I am fairly certain what point the presenter was trying to make, but I’d like further clarification.
4
On further reflection, I think I can figure out what the point of this presentation was, but I shouldn’t have to work this hard.
Organization:
Is the overall plan of the presentation evident and consistent? Is the information presented in a logical manner, with clear titles, headings, paragraphs, and bulleted or numbered lists?
10
At every point in the presentation, I knew exactly where the presenter was and where we had been, and I had a sense of where we were going. I never lost sight of the presenter’sfocus.
8
I generally knew where the presenter was and where he/she was headed, but there were a couple of places where I was a little confused.
6
I was never totally lost during the presentation, but information was unclear or confusing, and there were several places where I wasn’t sure where the presenter was headed.
4
By the time the presenter finished, I understood what the focus was, but most of the information seemed jumbled.
Support/Elaboration: Is there enough supporting information or arguments in the presentation to make the main point effectively? Was any info irrelevant to the presentation’s focus?
10
There was plenty of supporting information, evidence, images, etc. to make the presenter’s point. I am thoroughly convinced!
8
The presenter provided enough support for his/her argument, but some images seemed extraneous or purely decorative, and a couple of bullet points needed further clarification.
6
There was a fair amount of supporting information, but it was too sparse. The presenter did not sufficiently elaborate on many of the bullet points, and the images added little to my understanding of the issue.
4
The presenter gave virtually no evidence at all. And what was with that clip art?!?
Style:
Do word choice, sentence fluency, and voice reflect the presenter’s purpose and audience? Similarly, do the layout and design, the fonts, and the images reflect the presenter’s purpose and audience?
5
The text and the visual design were clear, interesting, and appropriate to the purpose and audience of the presentation. Fonts, colors, etc. aided in my ability to process the visual content of the presentation.
4
The text and visual design were clear and interesting but somewhat inconsistent in style. Although the design may not have distracted from the content, it also did not enhance my ability to understand the presentation.
3
The layout and color choices distracted somewhat from the content of the presentation, and some of the images were purely decorative and seemed out of place.
2
Fonts and colors were inconsistent; text was dull and inappropriate to the presenter’s purpose (too informal, for example).
Conventions:
Was the text free of errors in grammar, spelling, and usage? Was the text easily readable, and headings clearly distinguished from regular text?
5
The presentation was easy to read; text was free of errors.
4
There were one or a few errors in grammar, spelling, or usage, but they did not detract from the content.
3
There were several errors in grammar, spelling, or usage. Text was not as readable as it could have been.
2
The presentation was riddled with sloppy errors that detracted from the content. The layout was inconsistent and made comprehension difficult, and the text was often difficult to read.
Presentation Skills: Did the presenter rely on the text on the screen, or did he/she clearly understand and communicate information and ideas a couple of levels deeper than mere bullet points? Did he/she read the text or speak independently, leaving the bullet points merely for the audience’s reference?
10
The presenter gave a clear, thorough, convincing presentation apart from the visual. The visual enhanced the presentation and was useful as a reference, but the presentation would still have been quite good without it.
8
The presenter spoke well and with confidence but occasionally read bullet points without sufficient elaboration. In some cases, he/she diverted from the “script” a little too much.
6
The presenter spoke with some confidence but relied heavily on the text on the visual. This probably would not have been a strong, coherent presentation without the visual to hold it together.
4
The presenter mostly read the bullet points on the visual, only occasionally elaborating on them. He/she looked at the visual as much as at the audience.
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