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Tips for Presentations

Get tips on using sources, PowerPoint and public speaking for your presentation.

How do You Use Sources in Your Presentation?

""Once you've found sources that fit the criteria of your assignment, your instructor expects you to:
  1. Read them with an open mind.
  2. Think about what they mean.
  3. Draw conclusions based on all of the sources you've read.
  4. Discuss what you've discovered in your paper or presentation.

What you learn from your sources should be in your paper or presentation. Asking yourself these questions as you read is a technique that can help you focus:

  1. What is the author(s) of the source telling you about the topic?
  2. What new information did you learn from it that you did not know before?
  3. How does that change what you think about the topic?
  4. How does what one source say about the topic compare to what other sources say about the topic?
  5. What was the most important or main point?

Credit Your Sources

The articles you gather will give you the facts and information you need to explain the topic to your reader.

If you use information from a source that you did not know before, you should cite it to give credit to the author regardless of whether you are using a quote or paraphrasing the information.

See our APA and MLA citation guides using the links below for how to cite.