ENGL 235 Introduction to Technical Communication (Wilber)

Writing a Proposal for Specific Audiences - for students in Ari Wilber's 235


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Slide Show Resources

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book

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Call Number: 658.45 W726n 2010

The basics of design and typography for the non-designer.

Designing Science Presentations: A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More


Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication.

Digital Photography Essentials

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Call Number: 771 A581d 2016

Providing a strong combination of practical instruction with visual inspiration, Digital Photography Essentials, covers the basics of photography: different ways to approach a subject, how to develop projects, and image manipulation.

Powerpoint Tips and Tricks


A handy resource for beginning, intermediate, or advanced PowerPoint users, this three-panel guide features helpful time-saving hints so that you can get the most out of Microsoft's dynamic presentation software. 

Digital Photographer's Handbook

Main Collection

Call Number: 778.3 A581d 2012

This manual outlines key photography techniques and includes a series of projects designed to develop and refine skills.

SlideSharing Resources Online

Slidesharing resources

You will find many slide creation and sharing tools online. Here are a few popular slidesharing resources:

PowerPoint Presentations

Learning to Use PowerPoint

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PowerPoint presentations don't need to be boring or simplistic. PowerPoint offers a surprisingly robust set of tools for academic work.

You may:

  • add recorded narration to your slideshow
  • customize the look and feel of your slides and transitions between slides
  • embed video, audio, and images
  • and more - all to make the content of your presentations reflect the complexity of your subject and engage your audience.

Check out these short tutorial videos from Microsoft. Subjects covered include everything from getting started to more advanced formatting. 

What Can You Do? Looking at some options

Using Instagram

An example from Instagram

Photos can be an extremely effective and powerful messaging tool. Check out the Instagram account of Charity: Water, an organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world:n and safe drinking water to people in need around the world.

Another example

Here's one model: a slide presentation on how to conduct an oral history interview, courtesy of SlideShare, from My StoryCatcher.com

Photo Editing Tools

On Campus Computers & In the Digital Media Lab:

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Did you know you can access Adobe Photoshop on the computers here on campus? Photoshop is the software for editing and manipulating images found in Adobe's Creative Cloud. 

Additional Photo Options:

Customize your presentations with your own photos. There are many options for free, downloadable photo editing software:


Need more help?

Try these helpful tutorials.