Give an example presentation before students present in class to help students understand your expectations.


  • Give a presentation that can serve as a model for students’ class presentations.
  • After the presentation ask students to describe what they thought went well and what they would suggest for improvement.
  • Draw students attention to the structure, content, and/or professional style.


  • Expectations for formality and polish vary. Providing an example is likely more helpful than mere descriptions of your expectations.