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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-04-07 07:23 PM
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19. Practice your talk and try to anticipate the obvious questions
What field are you getting your degree in?
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  -Defending dissertation in two weeks. Got any tips? democrat in Tallahassee  Feb-04-07 06:54 PM   #0 
  - don't panic  WoodrowFan   Feb-04-07 06:58 PM   #1 
  - Exactly. It's your advisor's responsibility to make sure you're ready.  moc   Feb-04-07 07:01 PM   #4 
  - My advisor has been very good and I don't think that I have  democrat in Tallahassee   Feb-04-07 07:09 PM   #7 
     - I know how scary it is. Two days before my defense, one of my  moc   Feb-04-07 07:14 PM   #12 
     - I swear, they pick lots or something  wryter2000   Feb-04-07 07:18 PM   #16 
     - I still stick by what I said  wryter2000   Feb-04-07 07:16 PM   #14 
     - I got a curveball question in orals  wryter2000   Feb-04-07 07:19 PM   #18 
  - What Woodrow said  wryter2000   Feb-04-07 07:15 PM   #13 
  - Did you ask your committee for tips?  gristy   Feb-04-07 06:59 PM   #2 
  - Yep, I asked. Told me to be able to think about how this  democrat in Tallahassee   Feb-04-07 07:12 PM   #10 
  - Yep, get the hell outta town would be my tip.... and that is serious.  oldtimecanuk   Feb-04-07 07:00 PM   #3 
  - Congratulations! You are almost there...  Olney Blue   Feb-04-07 07:04 PM   #5 
  - Don't know how many of you if any listened to Howard Zinn...  oldtimecanuk   Feb-04-07 07:07 PM   #6 
  - what.  slowry   Feb-04-07 07:14 PM   #11 
  - Your advisor and committee should be on your side--  okasha   Feb-04-07 07:10 PM   #8 
  - Get friends together  salin   Feb-04-07 07:12 PM   #9 
  - I was on committees at Penn years ago...  PCIntern   Feb-04-07 07:18 PM   #15 
  - Relax  EstimatedProphet   Feb-04-07 07:19 PM   #17 
  - Practice your talk and try to anticipate the obvious questions  Dudley_DUright   Feb-04-07 07:23 PM   #19 
  - It's a PhD in Humanities but the dissertation deals with  democrat in Tallahassee   Feb-04-07 07:27 PM   #20 
     - I can't tell you how happy I was to finish my Ph.D. defense  Dudley_DUright   Feb-04-07 07:32 PM   #22 
  - practice, practice, practice  ima_sinnic   Feb-04-07 07:30 PM   #21 
  - I'll repeat the themes above.  JohnnyLib2   Feb-04-07 07:32 PM   #23 
  - The night before the defense  charlottelouise   Feb-04-07 07:52 PM   #24 
  - Thanks everybody. I feel better.  democrat in Tallahassee   Feb-04-07 08:28 PM   #25 
  - congrats. get a good night's sleep.  msedano   Feb-04-07 08:35 PM   #26 
  - Here's a link to a list I got after I defended. Not sure if it would be  Malikshah   Feb-04-07 08:46 PM   #27 
  - #105--"Go Into Labor"  lolly   Feb-04-07 10:36 PM   #30 
  - Good luck to you  entanglement   Feb-04-07 08:48 PM   #28 
  - If you know every page of your book to the extent that you could  ladjf   Feb-04-07 10:00 PM   #29 
  - No tips but good luck if you have gotten this far I am sure you will be fine, in another  buzzard   Feb-05-07 12:57 AM   #31 
  - Tell em you are the decider and what you say goes...  The Straight Story   Feb-05-07 12:58 AM   #32 
  - congrats and good luck! And please  fishwax   Feb-05-07 01:27 AM   #33 

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