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Your presentations will consist of the following:

        A 15 minute presentation, using PowerPoint, defending your position on the aspect of alternative energy assigned to you. 

        The class will hear from both sides of an issue, then there will be 15 minutes of discussion.

        For your research you will need to use at least 6 different resources to construct your argument--at least 3 of which must be journal articles.  You will turn in an annotated bibliography that includes correct citations to your resources, and a short description of the information you found from each resource (similar to your homework assignment).

        Use the citation guide to help you with your bibliography. 

        Also, don't forget to footnote any facts, illustrations, etc., you give on your PowerPoint slides.  See sample slides for details.

Example sites for help with creating PowerPoint presentations:


If you would like help from the librarians, please feel free to email, call or visit their offices. They are more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Contact info:

Carolyn J. Laffoon, EAS Librarian, Rm 2215B, CIVL 49-40201, carolyn@purdue.edu

Jane Kinkus Yatcilla, Math Librarian, Room 350, Math Library 49-42855, jkinkus@purdue.edu



Last update: November 12, 2009

Prepared by: Michael Fosmire