Dissertation defense presentation ppt
Hints for PhD defenses Hints for Dissertation defense presentation ppt DefensesAt Columbia, PhD defenses are generally not public, although CSusually allows a student audience. Defenses consist of four parts:first, the candidate introduces themselves, then presents a summary oftheir work, interrupted and followed by questions from the committee.Finally, dssertation committee meets in private to discuss the presentation anddissertation.While most of the committee will have read most of your thesis, youcannot assume that everyone has read every chapter.The committee needs to be able to assess impact and depth.
Usually,the committee has some idea of this before the defense, but whatever thestudent can say to deefense this assessment easier, perhaps just throughemphasis, is likely to make the defense go much more smoothly.Generally, the whole defense will not take more than two hours, butshould take considerably less time. However the competition is such that to distinguish yourself is about being more than flawless, you have to be unique and you have to bring something new to the table to impress these people, and this is far easier said than done.