UPDATE 11/12: Please review the assignment for the joint RTC-CEC/Training session here.
There are two activities that we are requesting that you complete in advance of the Trainee Session on Wednesday, November 18th.
Rethinking Scientific Presentations: the Assertion-Evidence Approach
Prof. Michael P. Alley will be presenting on research that he has developed with his research team on this new approach for presenting research – the assertion-evidence approach writing.engr.psu.edu/slides.html). Research engineers and scientists around the world have begun using this approach in their research presentations—and with much success.
To begin learning this approach, please visit the following web-page: writing.engr.psu.edu/assertion_evidence.html.
As an optional preparation assignment to help you get the most out of this workshop, watch the first short film (7 minutes) and then download the PowerPoint template to create a few slides for your next research presentation. Please bring a printout of your assertion-evidence slides to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18th.
DISC Personality Test
Prof. Steven McGonagle will be presenting on the DISC Personality Test which is a quadrant behavioral model based on the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston to examine the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation. Please complete your DISC personality test at the following link, www.123test.com (select the blue “DISC Personality Test” from the menu on the right) and print a copy of your results to bring to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18th.