Conduct a search via the internet for the diagnostic criteria of three personality disorders. Select one historical figure who typifies one of the personality disorders.

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psy560_personality_disorder_presentation_rubric.pdf

PSY 560 Personality Disorder Presentation Rubric

In a professional career, one may be called upon to conduct research and deliver findings in professional settings. No matter how extensive the research or accurate the conclusions, a weak presentation can undermine an argument. A presentation is a tool to assist in making an argument. When creating presentations, students develop skills in researching an issue, synthesizing the information, organizing data logically, and presenting findings in an effective manner. Principles of an Effective Presentation:

 You may utilize a product such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Google Presentation to create your presentations.

 There are various template designs that you can find on the web for your presentation. However, first consider your presentation from the perspective of your audience prior to selecting a specific style. Distracting backgrounds, large blocks of text, all uppercase fonts, elaborate font styles, grammatical errors, and misspellings are distracting. Be consistent with the style of text, bullets, and sub-points in order to support a powerful presentation that allows your content to be the focus.

 Each slide should include your key point(s). Do not place large blocks of text on the visual. Your presentation is not a means of presenting a short paper. In an actual presentation you would not “read” from your slides but rather use them as prompts.

 Any notes or narration you would use in delivering this presentation to a group should be listed in the “notes” section of the slide.

 References should be listed at the bottom of the slide in slightly smaller text.

 Use clip art, AutoShapes, pictures, charts, tables, and diagrams to enhance but not overwhelm your content.

 Be mindful of the intended audience and seek to assess the presentation’s effectiveness by gauging audience comprehension (when possible).

Below are some links that offer helpful tips and examples for developing your presentations: Making PowerPoint Slides

Beyond Bullet Points: The Better Way to Use PowerPoint

Really Bad PowerPoint and How to Avoid it

Requirements of submission: When applicable, discipline-appropriate citations must be used. Instructor Feedback: Students can find their feedback in the grade book as an attachment. See next page for rubric.

Individual Presentation Rubric

Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Content: Inquiry and Analysis

Includes almost all of the main

elements and requirements;

provides in-depth analysis that

demonstrates complete

understanding of multiple

concepts

Includes most of the main elements and requirements; provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of some concepts

Includes some of the main elements and requirements; provides in-depth analysis that demonstrates complete understanding of minimal concepts

Does not include any of the main elements and requirements; does not provide in-depth analysis

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Organization

Slides are organized in a logical way that complements the central theme; transitions are well-paced to create a natural and engaging flow

Slides are organized in a logical way and transitions are paced so that the material is easily accessible

Slides are organized mostly in a logical way and transitions are paced so that the material can be understood with focus and effort

Slides are organized in a way that is illogical OR transitions are paced so that the material cannot be understood

20

Critical Thinking Draws insightful conclusions that are thoroughly defended with evidence and examples

Draws informed conclusions that are justified with evidence

Draws logical conclusions, but does not defend with evidence

Does not draw logical conclusions

25

Visual Appeal

There is a consistent visual theme that helps enhance understanding of the ideas; includes multiple types of media

Original images are created using proper size and resolution that enhance the content; includes more than one type of media

Visually depicts topic and assists audience; images are proper size and resolution

Graphics are unrelated to content and cross over each other. Distracting, busy, and detract from presentation

10

Narration (Research/Writing)

Mechanics and style ensure clarity. Incorporates multiple properly cited scholarly resources

Mechanics and style promote clarity. Incorporates some properly cited scholarly resources

Mechanics and style make narration intelligible. Incorporates very few properly cited scholarly resources

Several mechanical errors OR does not incorporate scholarly resources

15

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