How much time is given for the public defense of the essay? Very little – from 5 to 7 minutes. Otherwise, the inevitable retelling of the entire content of the abstract would begin, and this is too luxurious. Everyone values their time and do not want to delay anything. Correctly do! Brevity, and brevity again! Consequently, the author of the essay should find in his work the very “core”, the semantic core, formulate it in his own words, but in literary language and closer to the scientific style of speech.
What volume should be your “throne speech” during the defense of the abstract? Since everything is known in comparison, here is the language of numbers: in defending the coursework, the student has before his eyes printed text of about 3 pages in length, which is typed in 14 in font and in one and a half spaces. We reduce this volume exactly by half and get one and a half pages of printed text with the same technical characteristics.
It even makes sense to practice “for a while” – at home, in a relaxed atmosphere. Then you will understand that the volume of 1.5 pages is optimal. More – bust, you can not meet the regulations, less – there is a chance not to say the main thing. It is then that questions may fall down, but it is better to remove them in advance. If not all, then at least some.
Remember how school essays are written. There we all know well the three-part structure: the introduction, the main part and the conclusion. Actually, the presentation of the abstract should be prepared for it. Introduction let it be no more than a few sentences. They call the topic, indicate and formulate the problem and set the desired goal. The main part contains information about what actions were taken by the author of the abstract to achieve the goal.
Let’s turn to a specific example. The introductory part says: “The theme of the work is to trace the influence of the virtual world on the consciousness of modern teenagers.” And the beginning of the main part will contain the so-called. “History of the issue” – who has already dealt with this problem, what results achieved, what conclusions did he come to. Because many topics are already thoroughly “plowed up” by serious scientists and it is rather difficult to say something principled new on them. That is why it remains only to find the material, correctly build it and summarize it.