How to give a scientific presentation by Kevin D. Lafferty
(US Geological Survey, UC Santa Barbara)
Though these guidelines (Lafferty, n.d.) focused on outlines, slides, text, and style for _scientific_ presentations, they include plenty of advice useful for other sorts of presentations as well.
"The title, abstract, and keywords play a pivotal role in the communication of research. Without them, most papers may never be read or even found by interested readers" (The title, abstract, and keywords: Why it is important to get them right, ¶1, 2014.01.23).
"This is now an "Open" group. It collects published resources relating to academic writing and research -- including "how to" guides for academic writers (both students and faculty), as well as studies about/on the processes of research and of writing about research" (About this group, ¶1, 2014.01.16).
The software recommends lessons and performance goals based on an initial skills assessment. You can also repeat any lesson or typing exercise for additional practice
Other critical training tools include warm-up exercises to mentally and physically prepare you for lessons, and timed typing tests that last up to five minutes
The software also teaches you proper typing ergonomics in its first lesson. In fact, the software places such a strong emphasis on proper typing technique that it reminds you of proper positioning at the beginning of each exercise and frequently prompts you to take stretching breaks between exercises to prevent fatigue and poor posture
UltraKey provides versatile management controls for administrative users, such as teachers, employers and even parents
Bytes of Learning (UltraKey's manufacturer) informed us that the typing software is currently being developed to become entirely cloud-based
"IRIS holds data collection instruments from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. These include, for example, questionnaires about motivation, attitudes, learning strategies, and intercultural understanding; experimental teaching methods; classroom observation and interview schedules; teaching tasks; sound and video files; word lists; pictures for encouraging learners to use specific structures; language tests for different skills and types of knowledge… and many more besides" (Materials on IRIS, ¶1).