Blog Post VII

After viewing a few of the presentations, I found that the most interesting part of the presentations was often the question and answer sessions after. I believe this to be due to the fact that many of the presentations were lacking in energy but the presenters were able to light up afterward and show their genuine interest. Additionally, there seemed to be some issue in condensing all of the information of the paper into a short presentation. There was also a commonality I saw that the presenters would have their whole thesis on a slide, which might be due to a professor’s suggestion, but I found the not quite wall of text to be somewhat annoying and would have preferred a vocal explanation in much the same way we did in our class. The presentations were as a whole interesting if not extremely engaging but the presenters clearly knew their topic and had much more to say than they had time in which to do so.