Site Visit Preparation
Choose a topic/area of the site visit preparation—you will be responsible for this area.
Discuss your choice with your team.
Develop 5-6 questions for your topic. (1st draft)
At the site:
Take notes and record the interview, especially the answers to your questions.
Writing the group memo:
Develop one paragraph for the group memo, based on the notes you took.
Use standard writing guidelines (topic sentence, keywords, supporting sentences, transitions.)
Go to the Writing Center for feedback.
Ask your group to review your paragraph and make any necessary changes.
Presenting the Site Visit:
Develop 1-2 PowerPoint slides for
your topic -- bullets only.
Prepare to speak about your slides for about two (2) minutes.
In sentence form, write up what you will say.
Highlight the important words (keywords) in your sentences.
Prepare note cards or use the Notes Page
of your slides using the highlighted words only in bullet form.
Practice the presentation of your topic (pronunciation/intonation, vocabulary/sentence structure, eye contact, gestures) 3 times!
Practice the sentences first.
Practice using the bullet points only but speak in complete sentences.
Practice the pronunciation of key words.
Give the presentation to yourself in a quiet place. Time yourself!
Give the presentation to someone else and ask for feedback.
Practice again, incorporating the feedback you received.