Sometimes it might seem that the discussed topics that are mentioned in class are often rather boring. Sometimes it might be the fault of the person presenting a particular topic, and other times the choice of the conversation subject can be too trivial. Nonetheless, teachers like to use the tool of discussion to help students express their ideas and share them with peers. It is fair to say that the truth can be found only during a hot debate between two opponents. Discussion topics are also popular because it is easy to evaluate a student's engagement and understanding of the subject. So, without further ado, let's consider some of the points that will make your presentation more exciting and engaging.
Choose wisely. If you have the luxury to choose the subject of discussion, we suggest you consider the options that excite you. It is always obvious when a person is not interested in the things they talk about, so don't let it be your case. Think about the subjects that you find to be exciting and choose something relevant to your classes. Then, you will not perceive the research study as an assignment. It will be just a chance to learn more about something that interests you.
The topic is predetermined but your presentation is not. In case you can't change the topic that was chosen by your teacher, you still can make the assignments less boring. When you read the topic, think about the points that you would like to hear from a presenter. Do not go for some trivial passages from a textbook. Expand your field of research and consider different sources of getting the necessary information. For instance, get an interview with an expert in this particular field and ask them questions that are exclusive to this topic. Your peers will pay close attention to your presentation because they will not find this information elsewhere.
Check if you can work in a group. Group projects have a big advantage - you don't have to do everything on your own. It is also a nice exercise to check how eager you are to rely on other people when it comes to important projects. You can make even the most trivial topic shine if you do everything right as a team. Divide the responsibilities according to every team member's skills. If someone is great at presenting and public speaking, let that person do it.
Visual aids can make a big difference. If it is relevant and appropriate to use some visual aids during your presentation, do it. People will grasp the material in a better way when there is not only verbal information that they need to focus on during your discussion. Just make sure you think about these additional materials in advance so that they look nice. Do not try to impress the audience with an origami piece if you have no idea what to do with it. Rely on the relevance and professionalism to make a positive impression on your teacher and your peers.