Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's Almost Here!

I have a headache and my throat hurts. I am sick and have been taking DayQuil and drinking aloe and eating oranges. I also had some cough drops today. It's a bit unfortunate since tomorrow is my big group presentation on Starwood (it's 25% of our grade.) But just because I won't be feeling my best doesn't mean I won't be doing my best.

We gave a practice presentation to one of our teacher assistants, Chelsea. She seemed to be very impressed by our presentation and assured us that she wasn't just saying "it was great!" to everyone. She was helpful since her feedback was encouraging, but also because she gave us concrete suggestions on how to improve both our Power Point and our actual presentation.

She said we should include a Roadmap slide to explain upfront what topics we would be dealing with. She also told us that we did a good job coordinating what we were saying with what the Power Point said. I heard that students who practice-presented for another one of our TAs, Gorka, had a really hard time. I'm secretly wishing we got to present to him too, in addition to Chelsea, just to get two different feedback styles. Hopefully, everything turns out fine tomorrow.


  1. Terilyn,
    I'm so sorry you are not feeling good physically. It sounds like you have prepared well for your presentation. I wish you good health and a good grade!
    Taylor's mom

  2. Teri,

    I hope you feel better! I'm sure you've already realized this, but presenting to a large audience is actually not nearly as frightening as it seems. I know I always get angry butterflies in my stomach but it all gets better the moment I enunciate my first word. Hope you're having a good time at Cornell! :)