In my Ethics course I assigned students a criminal justice current events assignment. This was a written report in which students were given the choice of choosing an incident of unethical conduct. I found that about half of the students did not have a clear comprehension of what was involved and why it was a problem. Many students were not able to answer basic questions. Three semesters ago I changed the assignment to include an oral presentation in class. I hoped to find that by adding the presentation students would obtain a better understanding of the event giving them the information to answer questions. I found that by adding the oral presentation an increase in student comprehension of the event was noticeable. Students conducted additional research in their chosen current event. They were asked and able to answer specific questions during their presentations. Not only did this increase student ownership of the assignment but it generated interesting questions. Students became increasingly engaged in class during the presentations. Based on these findings I have incorporated an oral presentation to go along with the written report in this assignment as well as others.