Mascot for #DevilDiss

Mascot for #DevilDiss
Mascot for #DevilDiss

Thursday, March 5, 2015

#DevilDiss Dissertation Prospectus Defense

It's been a busy but productive week.
Yesterday I finished the last revisions and edits on the actual dissertation prospectus and sent it off to all of my committee members.
My defense date is set, so I made sure to invite a few friends and professors who while not on my committee have been mentors to me.
And of course, because it's me, I did it this way, posting on Facebook and Twitter.
Perhaps a little too informal and whimsical, but seriously that's a) me and b) if you can't have fun with your projects, quit now.

Once the prospectus was finished and sent off (I of course found a typo) I started working on the actual presentation. My understanding is that I'll present/walk through the prospectus for 20 minutes or so, and then there's questioning by the committee.
I feel good about having this all finished because I have some serious work to do over Spring Break on the actual #DevilDiss, and now that this is finished I can focus on those things confident that this is ready to go when we're back.

I welcome any advise or notes either on the actual content (see a work I absolutely missed and need to include?) or on presenting myself and/or my work at the actual defense. I've never seen a dissertation prospectus defense so I'm not really sure what the format, procedures are, so welcome any information on that.

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