ORAL PRESENTATION MARKING CRITERIA

CMS1000 ORAL PRESENTATION MARKING CRITERIA
INTRODUCTION:
Audience identified
No target audience has
been welcomed and it
is not clear who would
specifically benefit
from hearing the
content
0 points
The target audience is
too vague (or not
relevant); and/or there
are no potential
benefits outlined to the
audience
2 points
The target audience is
a little vague; and/or
their potential benefit
from hearing the
content is not clear
3 points
A relevant target
audience has been
welcomed but the
group’s benefit from
hearing the content
could be more specific
4 points
A relevant target
audience has been
welcomed and it is
clear how the audience
will benefit from
hearing the content
5 points
INTRODUCTION:
Speech overview
There is no preview of
specific points that will
be discussed in the
body of the speech
0 points
The main points are
listed but without
explanation or
overview; audience not
given direction for the
focus of the speech
2 points
There is some
overview of main
points but they are
lacking in depth;
audience given only
basic direction
3 points
Main points are
covered but a little
more detail is needed;
gives the audience
some direction for the
focus of the speech
4 points
The overview of main
points has depth; gives
the audience solid
direction for the focus
of the speech
5 points
BODY: Discussion
and explanation of
three academic
skills
Very minimal depth of
discussion; and/or
content not relevant;
and/or the explanations
were not accurate
0 points
The three academic
skills are lacking
sufficient depth of
discussion and there
were numerous errors
in the explanations
2.5 points
The three academic
skills are lacking
sufficient depth of
discussion; and/or
there are some errors in
the explanations
5 points
The three academic
skills are discussed in
reasonable depth; the
explanations are
accurate
7.5 points
The three academic
skills are discussed in
sufficient depth; the
explanations are
accurate
10 points
BODY:
Demonstration
and/or examples of
three academic
skills
Examples are not
provided; and/or none
of the examples are
relevant; and/or there
are significant errors
with their application
0 points
Some examples are
missing; and/or some
are not relevant; and/or
there are quite a few
errors with their
application
2.5 points
Examples of all three
academic skills are
relevant but there are
quite a few errors with
their application
5 points
Examples of all three
academic skills are
relevant but there are
some minor errors with
their application
7.5 points
Examples of all three
academic skills are
relevant, accurate and
demonstrate excellent
applied knowledge
10 points
BODY: Relevant
academic research
Academic research is
non-existent or not
cited
0 points
Many key points are
not supported; and/or
the sources are not
academic
2.5 points
Some points needed
more academic
support; and/or
citations were not
always evident
5 points
Most key points are
well supported with a
variety of credible
academic sources that
have been cited
7.5 points
All key points are well
supported with a
variety of credible
academic sources that
have been cited
10 points
CONCLUSION:
Points
summarised,
closure provided
No conclusion; speech
ends abruptly and
without closure
0 points
No specific summary
of main points;
conclusion is overly
general or lacking
depth
2.5 points
Provides some
summary of points;
closing technique
could be strengthened
5 points
Appropriate summary
of points but more
detail is needed; and/or
conclusion is a little
brief
7.5 points
Provides a clear and
memorable summary
of points; concludes
strongly and effectively
10 points
DELIVERY
STYLE
Speaks inaudibly;
enunciated poorly;
speaks in monotone;
very fast pacing;
content is difficult to
understand; total
reliance on notes
0 points
Issues with delivery,
including fast speaking
pace; and/or vocal
expression sounds
unnatural; lacks
spontaneity; and/or
heavy reliance on notes
5 points
Vocal expression lacks
natural/ spontaneous
tone; and/or uneven
pacing; and/or
enunciation could be
clearer; and/or some
reliance on notes
10 points
Good vocal variation
and pace; vocal
expression is
reasonably natural;
enunciation is fine; no
apparent reliance on
notes
15 points
Excellent use of vocal
variation and pacing;
vocal expression is
natural and
spontaneous;
enunciates clearly; no
reliance on notes
20 points
VISUALS The visual element
distracted from the
speech; no images;
PPT poorly prepared;
does not suit target
audience
0 points
Visual elements are
poor; little to no use of
images; and/or PPT
does not look
professional; and/or
does not suit audience
5 points
Visual elements are
bland; lacking
sufficient images;
and/or PPT needs
finessing; and/or not
totally suited to target
audience
10 points
Visual elements are
well presented; good
use of images; PPT
looks reasonably
professional; suits
target audience
15 points
Exceptional visual
elements; excellent use
of images; PPT looks
professional; no
spelling errors; suits
target audience
20 points
CITATION &
REFERENCING
METHOD
There are no citations
or no reference list
0 points
There are significant
errors with the citation
and/or referencing
method. The reference
style is not apparent.
2.5 points
There are several
errors with the citation
and/or referencing
method. The
referencing style is not
apparent
5 points
There are some minor
errors with the citation
and/or referencing
method. It is apparent
which referencing style
has been used
7.5 points
The citation and
referencing method is
correct and uses either
Harvard or APA 7
10 points