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LAT 38 Three Minute Message
Complexity involved in:
In-class implementationHigh
Analysis Moderate
Brief Description
"Modeled on the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition, students have three minutes to present a compelling argument and to support it with convincing details and examples."

"Oral communication is a critical skill that students will use beyond the limits of a single course. In this LAT, students learn the value of parsimonious oral presentation. The limited timeframe forces them to choose what is the most essential part of their message and then deliver their information in a clear and concise way using language that is accessible to a non-specialist audience. Because students have to explain their work to others, they have to grapple with articulating their ideas and expose their thinking. In addition to helping students practice concise oral presentation, this technique allows students to learn from each other during the presentations." — Learning Assessment Techniques, Barkley, EF and Major, CH, 2016.

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