Preparing for your Oral Defense

All the information and slides needed to make your oral defense a success.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Preparing for your Oral Defense doesn't have to be so scary. This course removes the fear and mystery out of successfully presenting your Oral Defense. You will learn the three-step plan for preparing for an Oral Defense and the information needed on each slide. You will also learn how to manage your anxiety and prepare for the dreaded Q/A session at the end of your Big Talk. With the strategies learned in this course you CAN and WILL successfully present your Oral Defense.

This course contains engaging video lectures and student activities all aimed at making sure that you practice the skills taught in this course. As this course is designed for the serious graduate student ready to present their Oral Defense, a completed Thesis or Dissertation is a prerequisite.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to have completed their Thesis or Dissertation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The purpose of an Oral Defense
  • Master the 3-step plan for preparing for your Oral Defense.
  • Have a the skeleton for your slides for the Oral Defense

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for the serious graduate student committed to successfully conducting an Oral Defense.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: WELCOME TO THE COURSE
WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Preview
01:21
03:03

This lecture explains the three components of an oral defense and provides tips for organizing the components with ease.

Section 2: Preparing for the Big Day
02:38

This lecture outlines the logistical necessities that you will need to consider before you start preparing for your oral defense

04:11
This lecture outlines the logistical necessitiesof the actual presentation that you will need to consider before you start preparing for your oral defense
03:09

This lecture will outline the three steps you will need to do to prepare for the Big Talk.

02:23

This lecture provides an overview of learning before we progress on to the following lectures.

5 questions

Before moving on to building your slides, let's review some basic concepts.

Section 3: Building Your Slides
02:24

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of having a Title Page for your oral Defense.

02:49

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your topic choice during your Oral Defense.

02:21
Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your main research question and why you chose that question to research.
01:46
Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your subsidary research questions and why you chose that question to research.
02:11

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your problem statement as well as learn how to explain why you consider your topic to be a problem in your field of study.

03:04

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your purpose of study.

Section 4: Presenting the Research Behind Your Study
03:44

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to clearly and concisely present the large amount of data during your Oral Defense.

Presenting your research SLIDE
04:06
03:36

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to describe your design and methods as well as learn the importance of explaining why you chose your design and methods.

03:22

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to clearly and concisely explain the large amount of data during your Oral Defense.

01:51
Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explainthe tables in your presentation.
03:17

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to clearly and concisely explain the major findings of your study.

03:21

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to clearly and concisely explain the additional findings of your study.

02:06

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your policy and practice recommendations making them relevant for your audience.

02:54
Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the importance of being able to clearly explain your

future research recommendations to your audience.

04:06

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn the questions to consider so that you are able to identify and clearly explain what all of your research means to your field of study

Section 5: What happens AFTER the Oral Defense?
05:24

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to prepare for the question/answer portion of your Oral Defense.

04:26

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn what actually happens after the Oral Defense and what you need to do.

Section 6: Course Wrap-Up
01:11

Upon completion of this lecture, you will learn how to plan and celebrate for your success as you head off to GRADUATION!

A final farewell from your Professor
00:50

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Instructor Biography

Kay Burks, College Professor & Published Author

Dr. Kay is a college professor, published author, and world traveler. She holds degrees in Psychology, Elementary Education and is a Doctor of Education in the field of Educational Leadership. Dr. Kay has been teaching for the past twenty years and loves when her students not only learn but also ENJOY learning!

Dr. Kay considers herself to be a perpetual student; when she's not learning, she's not living! She is fully committed to the notion of life-long learning and believes that everyone should learn something new each day. Dr. Kay is passionate about educating, uplifting and inspiring her students and enjoys sharing her knowledge in her Udemy courses.

Dr. Kay's life motto is "DREAM BIG" and she wholeheartedly believes in the notion of people striving for their ultimate dreams.

When Dr. Kay is not teaching, she enjoys writing, reading, and spending time traveling the world. She has been to three of the seven continents, and hopes to one day get to all seven.

“I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list," – Susan Sontag

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