The present page is superseded by this new one (15 July 2011).

Issues about giving a talk and attending one,
about reading a paper and writing one, and
about receiving a review and offering one


Latest version

2007 BRICS retreat: Practical PhD requirements (revised version of January 26, 2007).


Issues in making an oral presentation

Be it for an exam or for a job interview, we all have at one point to stand up and express ourselves, which is sometimes not easy at all. This lecture analyzes the goal and the means of oral presentations, and identifies standard pitfalls as well as a few recipes for doing not overly badly.

Here are the slides of a presentation at the BRICS retreat of October 2001: new

Here is the version given at APPSEM'2000 on September 10, 2000:

Here is the version for the DAIMI Bachelor students on March 10, 2000:

Extra hint for writing slides (courtesy of Niels Ole Jensen).


Issues in making a written presentation

Be it for a student report, for a thesis, for a user's manual, or for a project report, we all have at one point to sit down and write something, which is often not easy at all. This lecture analyzes the goal and the means of writing a report, and identifies standard pitfalls as well as a few recipes for doing not overly badly.

Here are the slides of a presentation at the BRICS retreat of October 2001: new

Here is the version for the DAIMI Bachelor students on March 10, 2000:


Issues in writing and receiving a review

Here are the slides of a presentation at the BRICS retreat of October 2003: new


Comments are welcome!


October 25, 2004 - danvy@brics.dk