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Q&A sessions are a common part of presenting. Here, Chelsea explains how having your key findings written out on index cards can be a helpful and convenient reference when responding to your audience.
>> CHELSEA: Whether you're presenting your project to your classmates or professional judges, there's probably going to be a question and answer session. Don't freak out. You can totally prepare for this. Put your most important project information on index cards, and keep them with you for a quick reference. That way, you can answer questions without having to look back at your project or report. Remember way back when you were doing all of your project research and carefully citing all of your sources? You did do that, right? This is when it really pays off. Because if someone questions one of your facts, you'll be able to quickly reassure them that it came from a credible source. Be prepared for common questions like "How did you choose this topic?" and "What was the most surprising thing that you learned?"