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Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral presentations are only available for participants in the
Humanities Discipline.

  • Please show up 10 minutes prior to the panel start time if you need to upload your presentation to the computer.
  • Presentations are limited to 15 minutes: 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions from the audience.
  • Please be advised that presentations exceeding the limit will be cut off by the moderators in the interest of time. Practicing your presentation will prevent this from happening.

    The format is open and power point will be available. If you have special needs, please send an email to by November 1, 2009.


Judges’ Review Criteria:

  • Printed Abstract: Is the abstract concise and accurate?  Does it reasonably resemble the work presented?
  • Overall Work & Approach: Was the study/project based on original work by the presenter and was the overall approach appropriate for the problem?  Was the approach novel or new?
  • Results & Discussion: Were the results explained and were the original questions/goal answered with the results?
  • Presentation & Quality: Was the presentation supported with simple, clear, and appropriate graphics? Was text used appropriately?
  • Presenter: Was the presenter knowledgeable, clear, articulate and organized?
  • Knowledge of Topic: Did the presenter lend confidence in the work with his/her presentation? Did the presenter answer questions appropriately and demonstrate a good overall knowledge of the topic?

    Pathways Judging Form
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100