Congratulations on successfully completing your scientific
Now that you've started on your own scientific journey, take
it to the next level by continuing your research, putting
it all together, and creating a presentation to share what
Putting it Together:
Some Do's and Don’ts of a Research Presentation
There are some important keys to putting together a solid
research presentation. Whether it’s a written report,
an oral presentation, or a multimedia experience, keep in
mind the following tips and ideas:
- Don’t trust your memory. Take notes as you read.
They make wonderful resources as you organize your experience.
- Try to remember when you didn’t know anything.
The audience for a research report will enjoy following
in your footsteps. Let the audience in on how you made
your discoveries. It’s fine and even desirable to
share your mistakes. No great research was ever accomplished
without some false starts and confusion on the part of
the scientist. Honesty and persistence can lead to impressive
- It’s true, a picture can be worth a thousand words.
When sharing information with your audience, use visual
aids whenever possible. Even if you are unable to find photos,
you can create illustrations and diagrams that can make
a huge difference.