Texas Tech University

Topics for Presentation

Possible topics for explaining a process: (Second Presentation Test)

How to be a successful student (in physics, engineering, chemistry, languages, etc.)

How to do an experiment (in your field)

How to solve a problem (in your field—math of course, but not necessarily math)

How to troubleshoot a problem with a computer program (used in your field)

Art: Art criticism, Methodology, Art interpretation, Coloring, Priming, Composition (as a process), Color harmony, Glazing, Sketch, Varnish, Multimedia, Chiaroscuro

Biology: photosynthesis, anaerobic oxidation, fertilization, meiosis, mitosis, transcription, translation, respiration

Business administration: franchising, organizational development, staffing, auditing, planning

Chemistry: oxidation, various reactions, exothermic reaction, dissolution, evaporation, freezing, melting

Communication studies: interviewing, feedback

Computer Science: historical development of computers, program development

Economics: recession, consumption, business cycle, constant returns to scale, depression, investment

English: peer feedback, persuade, argue, writing a term paper

Electrical engineering: telecommunications, design of systems

Food and nutrition: absorption, transport, aerobic metabolism, energy balance, hydrogenation

Geosciences: pyroclastic blast, soil formation, mechanical weathering processes, chemical weathering processes, rock formation, surveying, glaciation, volcano formation, tectonic shift

History: cultural development, emergence of states, The Reformation, technological development, revisionism, periodization

Hospitality: guest cycle process, night audit process, reservation process, occupancy, revenue management, developing a restaurant menu, marketing

Human development and family studies: negotiating, stages of adolescence, launching, communication, development

Industrial engineering: discrete compounding, obsolescence, expectation variance, break-even analysis

ISQS: activation, Java development tool

Landscape architecture: transformation, creating tension, creation proportion, creating scale

Languages: opening or closing a conversation, writing a paragraph, how to create a communicative task, giving feedback on a spoken or written performance, how to teach a set of vocabulary, how to use a short text (story, poem, song) in a lesson, simultaneous interpretation, translation

Management: planning, organizing, motivating, controlling

Marriage and family therapy: stress management, child socialization, utilizing feedback, goal setting, decision makingMath: exponential growth

Mechanical engineering: design process, energy absorption, metal forming, conservation of energy, structural failure

Music: composition, improvisation, orchestration

Pathology: hemolysis, biopsy, cytogenetic studies

Philosophy: justification, argument, creating a premise, extension

Physics: entropy, metastable state, length contraction, gravitational force, centrifugal force, resonance, elasticity, air resistance, mass density, conservation of energy, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion

Political Science: systems analysis, endorsement, polling, economic mobility, globalization, formation of laws state formation

Psychology: Piaget's cognitive development, attachment theory, Kohlberg's theory of moral development, physical and cognitive changes in aging

Theater and dance: technical rehearsal, blocking, improvisation, run-through