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HCS102 Research Skills Guide: Assessment 2

Online Presentation

Build on the resources used and the skills you developed in Assessment 1

The following pages in this guide will also help you in completing Assessment 2:


Task Summary: Create an online presentation about an issue that falls within the area of human services i.e. homelessness, Indigenous issues, aged care, the effects of natural disasters etc. 

You are presenting research to your fellow peers, engaging them in 'conversational learning' about your work, and following instructions as you would in a place of work, in order to complete a task.

Please see your Subject Outline for comprehensive instructions.

Creating slide based presentations

Plan your presentation:

  • Create an outline for your presentation
  • Check your subject outline and follow all presentation guidelines
  • Focus on what your audience needs or wants to know

Create engaging visuals:

  • Use a template that defines fonts, colours and object/chart styles so that you can maintain consistent formatting
  • Consider colours, images and headings that grab the viewer's attention 
  • Avoid cramming too much information onto one slide
  • Ensure your visuals clarify your message
  • Proofread for spelling and grammatical errors

Check the Academic Poster Presentation Guide for more tips.

using images in your assessments

Check out the Using Images at University guide for information on how to find and appropriately use images in your assessment tasks.



Please see your Subject Outline for comprehensive instructions.

Designing a Presentation

Check out LinkedIn Learning to see their range of PowerPoint videos and courses. Access to LinkedIn Learning is free for students through the Library. For sign-up instructions, see the Library's LinkedIn Learning guide

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