How to Give a Tutorial

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GIVING A TUTORIAL
ACADEMIC ENGLISH II
TUTORIAL DEVELOPMENT
You will learn how to:
• Plan a tutorial
• Prepare a tutorial
• Practice a tutorial
• Present a tutorial
• Participate in the tutorial
WHAT IS A TUTORIAL?
A tutorial is a document,
presentation, software, or other
media designed for the purpose of
instruction for any of a wide
variety of tasks and is often
designed to complement lectures.
Goal of this Tutorial
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Learn the “Four P’s” of giving tutorials
Plan
Prepare
Practice
Present
REMEMBER!!
PLAN
PREPARE
PRACTICE
PRESENT
Plan the Tutorial
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Research the topic
PLAN
Become an expert
Know your audience
Make a list of key ideas
Sequence them to “tell a story”
The Plan
You are the manager for Samson
who has just recorded a music cd.
How will you promote it?
• Generate 3 ideas
• Write an introductory sentence for
what you will say
Allocate Your Time
PREPARE
• Allow ½ - 1 minute for your introduction
• Allow 2-3 minutes to give your supporting
information
• Give ½ - 1 minute to your conclusion/
summary
• Be prepared for possible questions
Prepare Your Notes
• Begin with a strong statement to gain
attention
• Arrange your ideas so that they tell a story
• Make note cards from which to speak
You may want to color code them so that you
will be able to reference them quickly.
• Include only what you’ll talk about
• If you have audio visuals, you need to have
them on your laptop
• Review your main points in the conclusion.
Use Short Bullet Items
• It is not necessary to write everything
you’re going to say. In fact, it’s
distracting because the audience will
become bored if you read.
• Write enough to remind you of what
you intend to say.
PREPARE
A GREAT PRESENTATION IS ONE WHICH
Interests your audience and
Gets them involved
• One week before the tutorial you should
give a copy of the reading list to members
of your group.
PREPARE
• Two weeks beforeGive the reading list to your lecturer.
• Supporting documentation, e.g.,
outlines, graphs, diagrams and/or
tutorial papers should be prepared
for group members in advance
PRE
PAR
E
• Each person in the group choose
a different 1 of the 3 ideas you
suggested earlier
AND
• Write at least 5 things you might
say about the idea
MAKE EYE CONTACT
Practice the Talk
• Find friends to critique you.
• Videotape yourself.
• Time the talk!
PRACTICE
PRAC
TICE
• Practice discussing the development
of your ideas within your group
• Ask questions of your group if you
don’t understand them
• Ask them how you could improve
Present the Tutorial: Beginning
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Don’t be nervous!
See the room in advance.
Memorize the first sentence.
Speak slowly.
Make your main idea clear.
Don’t start with a joke.
PRESENT
Present the Tutorial: The Middle
• Keep your main points in mind.
• Use a little body language.
• Talk about everything you mentioned
in your introduction.
• Don’t read.
• Reference your audio visuals
occasionally.
PRESEN
T
I NEED ONE VOLUNTEER TO
GIVE THE INTRODUCTORY
SENTENCE AND IDEAS
OF ALL THREE GROUP
MEMBERS.
Present the Tutorial: Taking Questions
• Do you want interruptions? Questions
at the end? Make your plans clear.
• Ask for questions at critical junctures.
• “I don’t know” is a reasonable answer.
• Defer long discussions.
• Thank obstructionists for “interesting
points to think about” and continue.
Present the Tutorial: Ending
• Review your main points
• End on time!
PLAN
PREPARE
PRACTICE
• Ask for questions.
• Don’t thank the audience.
PRESENT
SPECIAL REMINDERS
• Your tutorial presentation should last
from 5-8 minutes
• Research your topic and know it well
• Do not exceed the allotted time.
• Be prepared for questions.
• Remember that you must submit your
notes to the lecturer after you present
ATTENTION!!
PREPARATION
PREVENTS
PITIFULLLY
POOR
PERFORMANCE
REMEMBER!!
PLAN
PREPARE
PRACTICE
PRESENT

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