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EGR 104 - Biography Assignment

This guide is designed to help you complete your research paper on the biography of an inventor or scientist for Engineering 104.

Prepare Your Presentation

Verbal Citations for Speeches

Intro to Verbal Citations

When preparing your presentation, remember that all sources used must be cited in both the Works Cited page and in-text.  For a speech you will need to verbally give credit to your sources. Verbally citing a source can be as simple as stating, "Dr. Bob, a Professor at Clemson University, stated in a 2019 Forbes article, ..."  Other examples could be, "The World Health Organization published the following Zika virus statistics on April 12, 2016...," or "According to Neal's book we learned..."

By verbally citing your sources you are lending credibility to your topic and making  your position stronger. Be sure to vary the language in which you verbally cite sources to keep your presentation more interesting (don't say "According to..." every time). 

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

Additional PowerPoint Training Videos

The Learning Center (TLC)

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The Learning Center (TLC) offers free tutoring (in-person or online).

Students can also email their presentation to for review.

Visit the The Learning Center located in the P. Dan Hull Building, rooms E2, E5, E6. See website for additional locations.

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