Blog #8: Class Presentation

Popular Informative Science Presentation

What about the tone and organization of this article appeals to the general public?

The tone of this article is informative and encouraging as it goes into detail about the new and advance technology of 3D printing that will revolutionize the way we live. The organization reinforces this excitement as it first addresses how 3D printing can create small and interesting objects then it builds up to the idea that it could also print more important things such as human organs. This article also appeals to the general public by including people such as President Obama, whom everyone knows thus causing curiosity as to why he is concerned with the information presented here.

In what ways do popular-informative articles cite/reference the research that they use?

In this article, information was cited directly in it’s wording instead of in parenthesis. For instance, at one point in the article it said, “As Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired Magazine, writes in his book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, “You don’t need to know how the machines do their work, or how to optimize their toolpaths. Software figures all that out.” Instead of citing us APA or MLA, popular-informative articles reference the information they use by directly giving credit to the research in their paragraphs.

Inform and Inspire Presentation

How does the speaker engage the audience in a way that not only attempts to inform them on a certain topic but as well inspire them to take action?

The speaker in this Ted talk informs her audience to take action by addressing a topic that everyone can relate to. She educates her audience on how to be better prepared and confident by changing their body posture before or during important presentations and interviews. She also gives an antidote to her one life that is not only personal but is also relevant to her point, which further inspires those listening to her.

Do you think the presenter was effective in her rhetoric, attempt to connect with the audience, and her overall message? What elements do you think contributed to the success or failure of her message?

I believe the presenter was very effective in trying to connect with her audience. She is able to relate to them by explaining why we feel nervous or why we make ourselves appear smaller before we go into a nerve-racking situation. She was able to connect with the audience and then provide scientific research to ways that can help them overcome feelings of suppression in their lives. She also made a point to “fake it until you become it” in order to get her message across that we need to change how we feel in these stressful situations for the better.

Internet Presentation

What tone is conveyed by each article?

The tone of this article is informative and encouraging as it goes into detail about the new and advance technology of 3D printing that will revolutionize the way we live. The organization reinforces this excitement as it first addresses how 3D printing can create small and interesting objects then it builds up to the idea that it could also print more important things such as human organs. This article also appeals to the general public by including people such as President Obama, whom everyone knows thus causing curiosity as to why he is concerned with the information presented here.

In which article(s) do graphics play an important role? Why do you suppose this is the case?

I believe the graphics in the earth day article played an important role in grabbing the reader’s attention. Without the graphics, this reading would not have made the same kind of impact on how magnificent the earth really is. With the illustrations, however, readers are able to visually understand where the enthusiasm from the author’s tone is coming from.

What do you think the author is attempting to do in each article?

In the earth day article, I believe the author is trying to get his readers to be more appreciative and excited about how great our earth really is in order for us to better appreciate earth’s day. In the Godzilla article, the author’s point may be to inform his readers about the true origins of Godzilla in order to remind us of the detrimental affects Japan experienced from the radiation poisoning we exposed them to. Finally, the last article, regarding global warning, could have been written to inform readers about weather patterns and climate changes as a possible result of global warming.

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Posted on April 28, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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