This week, in class, we discussed the issue of biodiversity loss with reference to Professor Harper's lecture and the materials in section 2 of the Biodiversity Unit.
In groups, you reviewed the discussion questions while starting to compile a PowerPoint presentation which your group will present in the second half of the session next week. You have shared the outline of your PowerPoint in Google slides - each group member is responsible for one slide and should complete it before next week. On Monday, you will be able to check that you are happy with the presentation and also to practice giving the presentation together.
For a good presentation, you need a strong opening and a strong ending where you sum up your main points and thank your audience for their attention. When you complete your section, hand over to the next person using their name (e.g. Apple will continue). Remember that your overall aim is to convince your audience of the importance of this issue but also to leave them with some hope for the future.
Following your agreement to the change in the syllabus, the written task, the mission statement, will now be worth 20% of the overall grade for the course and a participation grade of 10% will be included. The language element of the written task's scoring system will be transferred to the content section and the grades will be reviewed.
Have a great week, enjoy the cool weather and see you on Monday.