Graduate Classes

SSC 601/801 Soil Science Seminar
Every Fall and Spring semester

Objective:
Develop skills for: writing a succinct descriptive abstract; creating, delivering, and hosting effective scientific presentations; critical listening, observation, and evaluation of scientific presentations, including formulation of appropriate questions for the speaker.

Prerequisite:
SSC 601: M.S./M.R. student status; SSC 801: Ph.D. student status

Grading:
Seminar abstract and seminar: 70%; Attendance and Participation: 30% (no exams)

Primary Topics:

  • Introduction to SSC601/801
  • Videorecording of Brief Student Presentations and Review: How I present myself; how I might better present myself
  • Professional Technical Presentations: Analyzing the Audience and Situation
  • Seminars and seminar evaluations

Contact:
jot_smyth@ncsu.edu