One of the students will present the assigned paper and lead the discussion on the paper. Each presenter will prepare an hour-long talk that will include questions for an in depth analysis of the paper and/or questions stemming from the paper. For classes that you prepare a presentation, you are not responsible for a critique. You are very much encouraged to ask the authors to send you their conference talk or any other slides they might be willing to share. Communicating and engaging with other researchers is a necessity. Augment the provided slides with strengths and weaknesses of the paper. Prepare discussion questions and insert them in appropriate location in the the talk. Please make sure to engage everybody in the discussion and feel free to ask question from the audience. Try to come up with new ideas and brainstorm those ideas with the class.
The oral presentations will help you to communicate and analyze your own and others' ideas through spoken words. Furthermore, we will develop new ideas during discussions.