Roseman Library’s “Presenting Your Research” Guide Has You Covered
You’ve put in hours of hard work, poring over the literature, formulating a research question, collecting and sifting through data, and now you’re ready to present your results. If the thought of getting up in front of people and talking about what you’ve discovered makes you nervous, you’re not alone. According to statistics, somewhere between seventy to eighty percent of Americans experience symptoms of anxiety when it comes to public speaking. Luckily, Roseman Library’s Presenting Your Research Guide offers resources designed to help you craft a rock-solid abstract, prepare a well-organized poster, and structure an amazing oral presentation.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of a well-written abstract. Not only is this going to be peer-reviewed before the conference, it’s also the first impression your audience receives of your research. Once your research is published, abstracts are also used by databases and search engines to connect users to relevant information. Our guide offers links to more information about abstract types by discipline, structuring an effective abstract, and how to keep your writing concise and on point.
Whether you’re preparing a poster presentation or a longer talk, you’ll need to incorporate a visual element. Our guide offers resources designed to help you approach this task from a variety of angles, whether it be a traditional poster, a PowerPoint presentation, or supplementary handouts.
Would you like resources to improve your public speaking? We’ve got you covered. Our guide offers articles that range from the beginning of your presentation to the end: how to create audience engagement, to preparing slides, to handling Q & A sessions. We even have an article to help you understand the subtle differences between composing a written paper versus an oral presentation.
As always, if you have any questions about the Library’s resources, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Alicia Parry, Library Assistant