In other countries it's common to have public examinations with a whole panel of examiners and an audience of colleagues, family and friends the first and most obvious tip then is to make sure you know what the format of your exam will be whether you will have to prepare a presentation and so on. You've been working on your research for months, and now that it's finished, or almost there, you need to make an oral presentation perhaps you are applying going overtime shows your lack of preparation audience find out this is research for my distinguished majors thesis i got interested in this. Preparing your phd defense presentationchristian glahn. In this activity, you will draft your powerpoint for your proposal defense during your defense you will typically have 10-15 minutes for your presentation there are approximately 9-12 slides they have read the study, so focus more on findings and implications, less on literature the guide for your presentation is as follows. 1 presenting your thesis: notes on the arrangement of theses and their preparation for binding and deposit 10 introduction and summary this is a guide to the presentation of a thesis required for the award of a research degree academic services has drawn up this guide as the standard for all theses presented for.
The defense is on your dissertation remind yourself that you are the expert, especially every time your stomach sinks read the university manual on defense protocols it can actually be helpful and should tell you if a powerpoint presentation on your dissertation is required, and if so the number of slides. Earlier in my career i did it because i was afraid of looking dumb, now it happens when i haven't taken enough time to prepare my presentation someone estimated that a good one hour presentation takes about 30 hours to prepare – they are probably right 5) question time = fail being able to give a good. Presentation date set, the brunt of the work is complete the defense is your ability to present the research in a knowledgeable and confident way there are both logistical and psychological considerations to be taken into account when preparing for the dissertation defense generally there is about a month between the.
Preparing a poster involves not only creating pages to be mounted in a conference hall, but also writing an associated narrative and handouts, and anticipating the questions you are likely to encounter during the session each of these elements should be adapted to the audience, which may include people with different. Fortunately, you know the subject matter deeply, so success is mostly a matter of presentation and preparation with that in mind, here are eight of the top things to do when preparing for your dissertation defense – from the beginning of your program to the day of your defense attend other people's.
This guide addresses the period between the submission of your thesis and the day of your viva it offers ideas to help you perform calmly and confidently in your oral examination introduction so far you may have focussed primarily on writing your thesis: making sure it was in good shape before submitting it handing in. Preparing the oral presentation ▫ rehearse the adjust the presentation to fit time available – better to be less than 20 minutes in rehearsal your entire thesis ▫ remember, the committee is on your side – they want to see you do well ▫ bring all necessary papers to be signed to the defense – have additional copies in.
Be prepared to back up any comparative statement with facts, in particular statements like works better, faster, scalable or optimal if you are presenting a protocol, how do you know that it works correctly if you have multiple parts in your dissertation, consult with the committee ahead of time as to. An oral defense can be required to defend the proposal and/or the complete dissertation congratulations on getting to either stage of the dissertation process here are some guidelines you may want to consider as you prepare for your oral defense: create a powerpoint slide for each of the following.