Scientific Presentations
The Assertion-Evidence Approach

Teaching Scientific Presentations

This web page presents instructor resources to teach the assertion-evidence approach to scientific presentations. This approach is much more effective than a topic-subtopic approach, which results from following PowerPoint's defaults. Explained in The Craft of Scientific Presentations, the assertion-evidence approach is based on two principles: (1) build the presentation on messages, not topics; and (2) support the messages with visual evidence rather than bulleted lists. Instructors are more than welcome to use the resources on this website in their teaching as long as they credit the website (and where applicable the original authors).

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