Reading and Comprehension

CheckPoint: Reading and Comprehension
    • Resources: Ch. 4 of Keys to College Studying, 8 Secrets to a Knockout Business Presentation
    • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
    • Use the reading 8 Secrets to a Knockout Business Presentation to carefully time yourself as you read the article. When finished, calculate your words-per-minute reading rate using the instructions from p. 140 of the text.
    • Summarize main points from the reading into a short, bulleted list. Then provide your answers to the following questions in a 200-to 300-word response:
        o What was your approach to reading the selection?
        o What was your reading setting?
        o How did you minimize distractions?
        o Did you become emotionally involved?
        o Which of the four reading purposes did you employ? You can list more than one.
        o List new vocabulary terms, and provide their definitions

1. Words-per-minute: 580 words/3 minutes=193 words per minute

2. Key Points
      • Find a relevant fact beyond your topic norm using educational websites for new research, interview industry mavericks, or the business press
      • Avoid too much information on the PowerPoint slides to avoid information overload
      • Practice delivery to avoid uncomfortable pauses or nervousness
      • Do not overload the presentation with too many jokes
      • Choose memorable props to captivate the audience
      • Make the audience the main character in a script that faces a problem that the presenter helps them solve
      • Use terminology that the audience my understand
      • Use slides that emphasize key points in the presentation
3. What was your approach to reading the selection?
      When I read the article I had an open mind and a positive approach. I knew the content was something I was familiar because I have previously done presentations. I felt positive that not only could I understand the article but actually...