Preparing yourself for dissertation defense is a tough task as not every student is as confident or as outspoken and requires time to work on things. Dissertation defense is all about getting to know your paper in such a manner that you are ready to answer any question that arises regarding it.

It is important to know that every defense is unique and it can be very unpredictable too as you can make your presentation or thesis as good as you want it to be and you cannot fully prepare yourself for the endless questions that might come your way because if you have written a 300 page thesis, the thesis committee can pick up any point and begin to question you on this. They will be at liberty to ask any type of question and ask you to explain what you mean by a particular point. Thus, it is important that you must be prepared to defend your dissertation very confidently and answer questions that you do not know much about.

This article is a guide as it helps you understand how you can prepare for PhD dissertation defense and how it will help you impress the teachers with your hard work and efforts as well as your quick thinking.

Listen to other students defend their thesis

The best way to prepare for dissertation defense is to listen to others defending their thesis as it will give you an idea about what defense is actually all about and how you must conduct yourself when you are in front of the committee. Try and find out a thesis defense that relates to the topic of your dissertation so that you can prepare in a better way. The better you listen to what others have to say, the better ideas you will get that you can incorporate in your defense.
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Ask your friends, family and other ask you questions

This is a good way to prepare as you can ask your friends or family to go through a part of the dissertation and ask you questions about it. As they are not related to the dissertation and do not know much about it, they will come up with unique questions that will give you an idea how the committee thinks and if they ask these questions, how will you answer them. Make sure that you are fully prepared and justify the question to do a good job later on too.

Go through the dissertation again and again to prepare better defense

The best way to prepare for the dissertation defense is to read and reread the dissertation so that you are able to understand everything you have write, why you have written it and how it makes sense and how it will make sense to the committee. This will give you a chance to come up with questions of your own and you should prepare the answers of these question for prepare better defense.

The better you go through the dissertation, the better understanding you will develop of the subject and its content and it will enable you to answer any question more confidently.
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