Southwestern Branch Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition Information

Students who present ten-minute papers in the Student Competition will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Scientific Content - 60%

    • Abstract
      • Abstract is informative, well written (5 points)
      • Presentation correlates with abstract (5 points)
    • Content
      • Introduction & background with pertinent literature cited (10 points)
      • Objectives clearly stated & concise (10 points)
      • Materials & methods (study design) clear & concise (10 points)
      • Results & discussion clear, concise, & accurate (10 points)
      • Significance of results to field of study (10 points)
  • Presentation - 40%

    • Organization
      • Logical order, minimum redundancy (5 points)
      • Smooth transitions between presentation sections (5 points)
    • Slides
      • Legible with large fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds (5 points)
      • Text with no grammatical errors; not excessively wordy (5 points)
    • Delivery
      • Clear and audible speech (5 points)
      • Eye contact with audience; camera and/or mic setup not distracting (5 points)
      • Effective use of figures and/or tables (5 points)
      • Effective use of time (5 points)

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