Gen 105; Checkpoint: Reading and Comprehension

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CheckPoint: Reading and Comprehension
Due day 4 week 7
Jessica Straight

Summary main points from the reading:

- do the unexpected
- look for sources on educational web sites, do interviews or ask the business press - do not mention interesting information in PowerPoint slides, only key points - Practice speech with body language before the presentation and look for own ticks - do not make any jokes

- use powerful props
- make the audience to the main character and solve problems with them - explain terms and acronyms
- slides are there to highlight key words
- not the PowerPoint presentation itself runs the presentation

My approach to reading the selection was to be able to repeat the most important information for myself and to know what the text I read was about in some details. I read it in a speed that was optimal for me to understand the context. I thought it was a long text but I timed myself while I was reading and found out that my reading speed is acceptable. I minimized distractions by choosing a good time during the day while my husband was at work and I had everything else done for the day. I read the selected text in my computer room in the afternoon (03.00 p.m.) when I felt like starting my assignment for school. I sat down in the computer room, left my telephone in the living room and locked out my cats and everything was quiet around me. I did not get emotionally involved, because the text was about business presentations and not for example about a tragedy. But I liked to read the text because I was able to learn something new and the text was interesting. When I was reading the selected text, I employed three out of the four reading purposes. I read as fast as I could understand the information given in the text to understand the context. The information I got from the text will also be useful for preparing my final project, a PowerPoint presentation in which I will apply the information practically. But most the information...
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