Scientific Presentations
The Assertion-Evidence Approach

Teaching Slide Design


This web page presents instructor resources to teach the assertion-evidence approach to presentation slides. This approach is much more effective than a topic-subtopic approach, which results from following PowerPoint's defaults. Explained in The Craft of Scientific Presentations, the assertion-evidence approach is based on two principles: (1) build each presentation slide on a message, rather than a topic; and (2) support that message with visual evidence as opposed to a bulleted list. Instructors are more than welcome to use the resources on this website in their teaching as long as they credit the website (and where applicable the original authors).

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