In academia, oral presentation of a research is of great importance. Often, it is the aspect of the research process that determines whether the study will indeed have an impact in its field and the society in general, as it is the oral presentation that introduces it to them. A good research may not be brought to the fore successfully if not presented well. It may not be too much to say that the oral presentation of a research can make or break a researcher. The chapters in this book aim to enhance the researcher's ability to deliver a good presentation. Examples of language expressions, good organisation of information and effective delivery are provided. The guidelines provided will assist the presenter from the preparation stage right to the actual presentation, giving recommendations to ensure maximum impact on the audience. The book also provides criteria for evaluating presentations, which will help the presenter go a step beyond audience expectations.
Saidatul Akmar Zainal Abidin (PhD) is an Associate Professor of language & linguistics at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Selangor, Malaysia. She obtained a PhD in Testing and Evaluation from University of Surrey in Roehampton, London in 2006 and has been an English language lecturer for more than 30 years. Her research interest is in the field of language testing in areas such as test validation, testing spoken language, computer-based testing, assessment & CEFR, and scoring/rating scales.
Asiah Jamil (PhD) was an Associate Professor at the Academy of Language Studies, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor. She taught in UiTM for 29 years. Her areas of interest include language testing, qualitative approaches in research and academic writing. She had co-authored several English proficiency books and also journal articles. She retired in 2018 and she continues to be active in research, associations and academic writing.
Nurzeti Abd Ghafar is a senior lecturer with 18 years' experience with Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She has taught Presentation Skills and Skills in Research Writing, among others. She co-authored a book on English for Academic Purposes and is actively involved in translation and editing work.