Grant McCracken had an interesting post that reminds me of a presentation called “An Abbreviated Argument.”
I wonder how this would work in the classroom. What if the students had to do their research (as for their annotated bibliography) and then they had to present a short PowerPoint presentation–where they don’t have to talk–but where people can read what they are writing about.
It turns into the outline for their paper.
This is a well-crafted argument (from a composition professor’s point of view) and would be a good way for the students to dive into their topic in a coherent manner, after having done the research.
Just to give you a peek and get you interested in going to the article: