Final Project Written Presentation Outline and Literature Review Worksheet
Prompt: To complete your final project, you will need to create a well-researched presentation based on
current research and debates surrounding your topic. The presentation will include a technical overview
of the topic and a summary of the arguments for and against the topic with supporting evidence.
For Milestone Two, you will submit a written outline of your presentation using this worksheet to help
you develop your presentation. You will receive feedback from the instructor. Be sure to complete both
Part 1 and Part 2.
PLEASE COMPLETE BELOW
PART 1: Written Presentation Outline
For each of the four sections below, provide a written paragraph (5–7 sentences) summarizing your
research and outlining what information you plan to use in your presentation.
1. Technical Overview (This will be information for 2–3 slides)
In this section, provide background about the topic. Provide an overview of the topic in general,
answering the following questions: How does it work? What is the purpose? How is the technology
applied to the real world?
2. Summary of Arguments for the Topic (This will be information for 2–3 slides)
Summarize research that supports your topic. In this section, provide facts and avoid personal bias.
Present a factual overview of the benefits of the topic and how it enhances human life. If you were to
argue for the support of the topic, what information would you provide to educate people on the topic?
3. Summary of Arguments Against the Topic (This will be information for 2–3 slides)
Summarize research that refutes your topic. In this section, provide facts and avoid personal bias.
Present a factual overview of the pitfalls of the topic and how it negatively impacts human life. If you
were to argue against the topic, what information would you provide to educate people on the topic?
4. Current Perspectives on Your Topic (This will be information for 2–3 slides)
In this section, provide a general overview of the current attitudes about your topic. Consider current
research areas and ethical issues. What is the current attitude in the media? Are there new rules or laws
being considered in the United States? To get started, consult reliable news sources (e.g., CNN, New
York Times, your local news) and search for your topic.
PART 2: References
Include at least five sources that you intend to use for your project below in APA 6th edition format. If
you need help with APA citation and reference formatting, please consult the Research/Writing folder in
the class. More information on formatting can be found at the Purdue Online Writing Lab website.
In addition to the APA-formatted citation, include a brief summary of the information from the source
and your justification for using the source.
References for GMO project
Gossett, D. R., & Kähler, K. N. (2013). Biotechnology and genetic engineering. Salem Press Encyclopedia,
Watts, C. B. (2013). Genetically Modified Organisms. Salem Press Encyclopedia Of Science,
Goldbas, A. (2014). GMOs: What Are They?...Genetically modified organisms. International Journal Of
Childbirth Education, 29(3), 20-24.
Smith, J., & A. (n.d.). Institute for Responsible Technology. Retrieved February 07, 2018, from
Phillips, T. (2008) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs): Transgenic crops and recombinant DNA
technology. Nature Education 1(1):213
Buiatti, M., Christou, P., & Pastore, G. (2012). The application of GMOs in agriculture and in food
production for a better nutrition: two different scientific points of view. Genes & Nutrition, 8(3), 255270. doi:10.1007/s12263-012-0316-4
Zhang, C., Wohlhueter, R., & Zhang, H. (2016). Genetically modified foods: A critical review of their
promise and problems. Food Science And Human Wellness, 5116-123. doi:10.1016/j.fshw.2016.04.002
Kerner, G. S., ESQ. (n.d.). Food for Thought: The Federal GMO Labeling Law. Food Safety Magazine.
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