Tips To Prepare a Graduate Thesis Presentation Like A Pro: Thesis Defense

To write a thesis is not enough for the students because after writing a thesis, it is also necessary for them to defend it before the committee members. A thesis defense consists of two parts. First of all, students have to prepare a PowerPoint presentation and secondly, students have to present this presentation before the committee members. While presenting thesis defense before the committee members, it is also necessary for the students to provide answers to the questions of the committee members. Therefore, students should try to prepare themselves for these questions. Here, we will explain some essential tips for the students that are necessary for them to prepare a graduate thesis presentation like a pro.


Introduction

The content of the thesis presentation should be divided into three parts. The first part is known as an introduction. Some essential tips to prepare an introductory section in the thesis presentation are given below;

1) You should take an overview of the introductory section of your thesis. While taking an overview of the introductory section of your thesis, you should try to prepare a list of the main points. These main points should be presented in the form of a framework in the introductory slides. 

2) In the first slide of the thesis presentation, you should try to provide necessary information about yourself. In this necessary information, there comes your name, university name, the title of the thesis and your advisor’s name. While preparing the title slide, you should use the bold and centred font.

3) The next slide should be the acknowledgement slide for your thesis. In this slide, you should try to thank all the members who have contributed to your success. 

4) In the next slide, you should try to reflect data and statistics relevant to your problem. The data and statistics should be presented briefly in this slide. 

5) In the next slide, you should try to provide an overview of the significance of your research. While presenting the significance of your research, you should try to provide an overview of nationwide findings of your research. 

6) In the next slide, you should try to provide an overview of all the research questions that you have explained in the main body of your thesis.

7) You should also try to provide an overview of the literature review of your research problem in the next slide.

Method and analysis

The second section of your thesis presentation is known as method and analysis. Some essential tips to prepare method and analysis section in the thesis presentation are explained below;

1) In one slide of method and analysis, it is necessary for you to provide an overview of the research methodology that you have adopted to gather data for your thesis. It is also necessary for you to address the rationale of your thesis along with reliability in this slide. 

2) To write a thesis, you will have to present some data in the form of tables, graphs and charts. It is also necessary for you to provide an overview of these tables, graphs and charts in one slide of your thesis presentation. 

3) While gathering data for your thesis, there is a possibility that you will find some errors in the statistical methods. It is also necessary for you to present these errors in the statistical methods in the graduate thesis presentation. These errors will show the critical findings of your research. 

Conclusion

In the third section of your thesis presentation, you will have to conclude your thesis. Some essential tips to conclude your thesis in the thesis presentation are given below;

1) While gathering the data for your thesis, you will find some findings relevant to your data. It is necessary for you to present these findings in one slide. While presenting these findings, you should make sure that these findings should be relevant to the main theme of the thesis. There is no need to present such findings that are not relevant to the main theme of your thesis.

2) While conducting research, there is a possibility that there may emerge some limitations. These limitations should also be presented in one slide. 

3) At the end of the thesis, it is also necessary for you to provide an overview of the researchers about future work. These pathways and alternatives about future work should also be presented in one slide of thesis presentation.

While preparing these slides, you should make sure that this information should be presented in the form of main points only. In other words, there is no need to present the whole information in these slides. After presenting information in points, you should try to prepare yourself for the explanation of the information.
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