MSI Honours Students will give two seminar talks during the course of the program. The first talk is 25 minutes long and may be on any mathematical topic. The second talk is 50 minutes long and must be related to the project. The purpose of these seminars is to provide practice in delivering a lecture on a mathematical topic to a non-specialist mathematical audience.
The points for judgement are:
- the organisation of the material, the clarity and suitability of the presentation for the audience mentioned
- the timing — appropriate choice of the material for the allotted time, including the time for questions
- attention to mechanical details of lecture techniques, such as audibility, board technique, judgement of audience comprehension, etc.
- the depth of understanding of the material chosen for the seminar.