Get Better at Presentations: A Guide for Students

Almost half of employers rate communication skills as their top hiring criteria, so it’s no wonder oral presentations often form part of student assessment.  Help for students is at hand via a fantastic new guide produced by Macquarie University.

Image from the guide - try a power pose
Become a presentation super hero!

A step-by-step walk-through toward nailing that presentation, Presentations for Assessment: A guide covers:

  • Brainstorming and research
  • Designing, building and adding visuals
  • Improving your delivery
  • Reflecting on the process


Access the guide and accompanying Planning Sheet:

PDF guide:
Word planning sheet:

Tip for tutors

If you’re thinking of using the guide, students say it’s a good idea to print copies so that groups can work on the planning sheet together in class.

More Info & Contribute Your Thoughts

The guide was created by a team of Macquarie staff and students with the help of an Innovation and Scholarship Program grant (read more about the project here). Please contact Natalie Spence ( with feedback or queries.

Teaching staff, more resources are on their way and the team would love to hear your thoughts on presentations as assessment via a quick survey: