Stand-alone project.


-The PowerPoint presentation should act as a stand-alone project. All the required information should be included on the slides.

-Introduce your topic creatively in the first slide(s). Make sure to get approval for your topic selection from the instructor: Interpersonal Concept Selection

This first part of the PowerPoint should also include a literature review. In the literature review, students need to define and explain the major concept(s) under study with a minimum of three outside and scholarly sources (e.g., books, journals – NOT unknown websites, dictionaries, Wikipedia,, etc.). Cite your sources on slides that contain information gathered from your research. Make sure to use in-text citations when defining key terms.

After the literature review, the PowerPoint should contain a thesis statement. The thesis is the main idea of your project.
A thesis is an interpretation of your concept, not the concept itself. It is making an argument.
The remainder of the project/slides should illustrate and support/defend the thesis by using evidence gained through further research.
A big difference between a power-point project and simply writing a paper is creativity. Power-point projects should contain a strong mix of text and images. Many successful past projects included embedded video and hyperlinks to further illustrate the main points. Every page should be as creative as possible.
Include a slide with your sources in APA or MLA format. This project should be at least 25 slides before the slide with your references.

PowerPoint Grading Rubric
Clearly/Creatively Introduced Concept/Topic
0-2 points
Literature Review (Scholarly articles, proper APA or MLA format,
Thorough information / Solid explanations & definitions, minimum 3 sources)
0-6 points
Thesis statement clearly stated after literature review
0-2 points
Concept clearly, continuously, and creatively illustrated by using evidence gained through further research (cited sources, provided specific examples
to support general statements), provided a mix of text and images,
effective narrative (power-point stands on its own – no vocal explanation needed)
0-8 points
Met minimum slide requirements and error free (solid grammar)
0-1 points
Include a bibliography in proper MLA or APA (if credible websites
are used – included full citation w/ URL)
0-1 points