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Effective Lecturing

Preparing Lecture Notes Vary Your Methods of Delivery Getting Their Attention

Preparing Lecture Notes

  • Avoid lecturing from a script. Let your notes aid in your lecture delivery but not dominate it.
  • Write down facts and formulas for easy reference.
  • Rehearse your lecture, even if it's a condensed version.
  • Plan how you will open the lecture. Try starting with an anecdote or current event to get the ball rolling.

Vary Your Methods of Delivery

  • Incorporate audio, video, slides and other media.
  • Vary your pace, ask questions, and solicit questions from the class.
  • Use an animated voice, and incorporate dramatic pauses.

Getting Their Attention

  • Use exaggerated body language.
  • Move around the room.
  • Show unpredictable and humorous behavior.
  • Maintain eye contact with students.
  • Project your voice and use a microphone whenever available.

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