The activity has students develop, practice, and share an “elevator pitch” of their own original research project.
Research activity is often something that makes students stand out for job or graduate school positions. To effectively use their research experience, students need to clearly summarize their research projects in a finite amount of time. This is a skill that must be practiced. The goal of this activity is to help students present original research in a clear, logical, and succinct way. More specifically, the activity has students develop, practice, and share an “elevator pitch” of their original research with a classmate. You can also have every student share their one-minute version with the entire class. Students can practice this process on any or all of the following:
a. A class research project (typical to a research methods course)
b. An independent research project
c. A thesis project
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