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M8A1: Final Project: PowerPoint PresentationWhile we say that this final project is a PowerPoint presentation, keep in mind that the presentation is a package deal: the slides support what you will be

M8A1: Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation

While we say that this final project is a PowerPoint presentation, keep in mind that the presentation is a package deal: the slides support what you will be saying; they do not replace, nor do they say it for you! The Notes you have provided will give your instructor context to imagine you actually making the presentation.

Parameters: Reference the grading rubric to assist you in structuring your PowerPoint.

  • Slides and accompanying words tell a sequential story about your learning.
  • Slides are well organized, forming a beginning, middle, and end (with an introduction and a conclusion).
  • Citations are included on slides and in the reference page.
  • All graphics and photos are cited.
  • Presentation is cohesive overall.
  • Slides are easy to read and appropriately formatted for the presentation, including font and color choices and other design elements.
  • Mechanics of writing are correct: grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation.


  1. A minimum of 10 informational slides, not to exceed 15! (not including title and reference slides)
  2. Accurate content that reflects the use of AT LEAST 7 peer-reviewed sources (from the Excelsior Library) that are clearly relevant to the presentation. You may recycle some but not all from your essays and discussions.
  3. Sources must be properly cited using APA style (either in slide text or in the Notes). See the Excelsior OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and/or the Purdue OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for guidelines on APA style citations and references.
  4. A list of all your sources must be provided on a reference slide. Please see the EC Library Liberal Arts Reference Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  5. Graphics that are relevant to the topic and help further convey or illustrate the concept.  Remember to cite your images, graphics, and/or illustrations.

If you have a Mac computer, contact tech support for issues using Microsoft (MS) Office. There are also free presentation programs very similar to MSOffice, such as OpenOffice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and LibreOffice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that you can use. For specific research assistance, please use our library tutorials:a. Library FAQs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.b. Library Research Databases (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”


This course has Turnitin fully integrated into the course dropbox. This means that you should only submit your assignments to the dropbox below. Please do not submit your assignment directly to Turnitin.com.  

Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically. You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar to other sources such as websites, textbooks, or other student papers. Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited appropriately. You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvementsuntil the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent submission to receive a new Originality Report. Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment. Once the due date has passed, your assignment submission will be considered final. 

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