Presentation Organization – Relationship among Sections

Organization of the Presentation. There should be a clear relationship and flow between the pieces of the overall presentation. Each section should build on the prior one. There are no parts that seem disconnected/unrelated. For example, the information should be presented in a coherent manner, so that it is easy for the viewer to follow the logic or rationale of the various components of the presentation. This may or may not be supported by presenters’ use of transitional phrases like “In order to assess the extent/scope of identified problem of a lack of healthy and fresh food, we chose to begin our investigation by doing x, y, and z, which is what my colleague Jane will speak to next in her discussion of our research methods…

Rubric Rating Video Examples
Highest Rating: There is a clear flow of the overall presentation. Each section builds on the prior one. There are no parts that seem disconnected or unrelated

 

The presentation below unfolded and flowed in a coherent manner-- it started with an introduction of the topic, a broad overview of the situation (lack of healthy options in their community), then into the statement about a lack of healthy and tasty options in their school. After stating the lack of health food options, the students discussed their action research and concluded with a proposed solution to integrate their pilot food options into the school lunch. 
Mid-level Rating: In general there is a narrative flow, but one or two parts of the presentation seem unrelated. For example, the information may be presented in a mostly coherent manner, such that it is mostly easy for the viewer to follow the logic or rationale of the various components of the presentation. However, there are a few times in the presentation when the viewer is not exactly sure why the presenter has introduced that particular example or component/issue/evidence. In this presentation, the overview of the issue is strong and provides a great context for the presentation. However, the “Interview Details” section provided after the overview seemed out of place. The presenter did not articulate a connection between the interview details and the overview, nor did he clearly explain when and why an interview was taken or who the interview was with. The section seemed to distract from the larger presentation.

Lowest Rating: To receive the lowest rating in this domain, the relationship between sections of the presentation is weak or appears disconnected. For example, the information may be presented in a way that makes it somewhat confusing for the viewer to follow. The viewer is not able to readily discern the central logic of the presentation because the various do not flow well. This may feel as if the students had each prepared individually for the presentation, without syncing their various parts, and as a result, the various presentation parts feel disjointed. The sections of the presentation do not flow well together. While the seem relevant to the overall topic of discussing racism it is hard to follow the presentation and to track the general focus of the presentation.