In the past few weeks I have observed a number of students working on presentations for their classes. They are a tricky beast to master! - just ask any teacher. A variety of factors influence the success of your presentation, including but not limited to: your body language, your tone of voice, the interactivity of the presentation, and the visual materials.
If I could give students one tip to improve their presentation skills it would be to speak with confidence, not from a script, and in an engaging tone of voice. This is a skill that takes practice, but is one that will continue to be useful throughout your life.
Want more presentation tips? Check out the infographic below. Also, if you need to work with a group on your presentation swing by the library to check out our new media classroom with collaborative TV stations for effective group work!
Film adaptations of movies are often controversial, but sometimes writers and directors get it right (such as the Harry Potter series).
Award winning novel The Hate U Give was recently adapted to film with great success. With a cast full of stars, a compelling and thought-provoking plot, and a score of 97% from movie review site Rotten Tomatoes consider giving this one a watch (and a read).
Check out local movie times here!
It's the start of a new school year - you want to make a positive impression on your teachers but many of us have never been taught how to write a "formal" email! When asking a teacher a question via email there are some general guidelines you can use to help you express that you are studious, respectful, and caring. Watch the short Youtube video below for the winning email formula:
Are you a Netflix binger? Be sure to check out some of the "bingeable books" we have available in the library!