TPM: You Don’t Scare Me No More

Technical Presentation Milestone

There’s something to be said about fearing the unknown; it’s very true. As this semester is drawing to a close, one topic that’s been weighing on me is that of the Technical Presentation Milestone. It is a requirement of all 2A students enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. Basically it’s to help us suck less at presenting technical subjects to an audience. It’s not the actual presenting part that I was fearful of. I’m decently outgoing and usually don’t have too much trouble talking in front of a crowd. I was fearful because I had not idea about the requirements of the presentation. Was I just supposed to know magically what the presentation is supposed to be on or what sort of format they want?

Well, I read through the website dedicated to the TPM and I’m glad to say, I’m not longer worrying about the presentation. Based on what I take from the information presented there, it’s mostly a study of if we’re capable of giving an informative presentation. The content isn’t the key, much like our first work term report. There are no topic restrictions so pretty much anything technical goes. I’ve already started formulating several ideas for a topic. I’ll have to see which one(s) I can research properly for a knowledgeable presentation. When the audience starts asking questions, I don’t want to blabber about nothing…

Bout of Tiredness

I recently had quite the tired aura hanging over me. For some reason or another, I haven’t been able to keep my eyelids open for the entire day. I’m guessing it has something to do with this sickness that I still haven’t completely gotten over; the cough is still there and sore throats are commonplace. My body’s probably fighting it off still and I’m not giving it much chance for rest. I mean just look, I’m writing in this blog when I could clearly be dozing away right now.

On a side note, I’m quite certain I saw a drug deal go down on the bus back home today. It was quite iffy and they definitely weren’t making it subtle… Just remember kids, drug are bad.


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