chapter  21
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Giving presentations to an audience requires skills substantially different from those needed for writing answers to exam questions. It can be argued that the communications skills involved in giving good presentations are much more relevant to professional competences needed in the world of work. It is particularly useful to develop students’ presentations skills if they are likely to go on to research, so that they can give effective presentations at conferences. It is therefore increasingly common to make assessed presentations part of students’ overall assessment diet.