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Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) is a six-week, not-for-credit seminar that allows students to learn and practice effective public speaking and presentation techniques.  This is accomplished through active participation and constant feedback.

Spring 2016 Program Details:

The spring program has ended. To have your name added to the wait list for next semester, please see the registration information below. 


  • Each section is limited to 10 students
  • Attendance at all six class meetings is required

Registration Information:

Space is very limited. Students must meet with the PEP Coordinator in order to be considered for the class and to review guidelines and expectations for the program.   

If you are interested in enrolling in P.E.P. for the fall 2016 semester, email your information to with "PEP" in the subject line. You will be placed on our wait list and we will contact you during the first week of classes to schedule a meeting with the PEP Coordinator. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail Samantha Guarino at

Please Read:

Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your English speaking skills?

While Practicing Engaging Presentations is not designed to specifically work on improving students' English speaking skills, Stony Brook offers additional programs that can better suit your needs:

  • The English Pals Program, sponsored by the International Student Organization (ISO) and the Golden Key International Honor Society, pairs native or fluent English speakers with international students to give them an opportunity to practice their language skills in a casual setting.

For more information, read the SB Features article or email or


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