Academic Research project


  1. Structure
    • A Title Page will be the first slide, and a Reference page will be the last slide
    • Cover all parts of the Literature Review
      • Title Page
      • Abstract/overview
      • Subsection
      • Subsection
      • Subsection
      • References page
  2. Words per frame
    • No less than 5 words; no more than 30 words
  3. Bullets
    • Only use bullets if you have more than one item in a list
    • Do not center the text with bullets; bullets should be vertically in a line.
    • DO NOT use hyphens as bullets: Use hyphens only to connect two words
  4. No full sentences
    • Use fragmented bullet points
  5. No Reading at us
    • That also means don't merely fill in a few words and read bullet points at us.
    • Each bullet point should give you one to three sentences, or more, to talk about
  6. Subheads
    • Each slide should have a distinct subhead
  7. Running Table of COntents OR Counter
    • See this example of a presentation that uses a running table of contents
    • OR, create an enumarated counter for each page in the same fixed position on each slide
      • Example
      • such as 1/15 2/15 etc. or pg.1 of 15 pg.2 of 15 etc.
  8. Font sizes and colors
    • 2/2 rule
    • At all times try to restrict font types to one or two types throughout the powerpoint
    • At all times try to restrict color of fonts to one or two colors throughout the powerpoint
  9. Images
    • Every frame must have one unique image
    • Images must pertain to the subject or theory of the slide
    • If you use a cartoon/comic, you must animate that image first, read any words to us that are on the comic, then animate the text to that slide
  10. Sound effects
    • None. Don't use them.
    • You may use videos with sound
  11. Clarity of text
    • Post-It Note Test
      • Hold a 3" x 3" Post-It note at arm's length and step back from your PC until the Post-It is the same size as the screen. If you cannot read the screen clearly, the font size or font color (compared to the background) needs changed.
  12. Reference Page
    • Cram References onto one slide. Do not worry about using hanging indents
    • For the Reference page, ignore the 3x3 post-it rule (see below)
  13. People's Names