Date of publication: 2017-08-15 04:27
66. Selecting and preparing your advisory committee to respond to your proposal should not be taken lightly. If you do your homework well your advisory committee can be most helpful to you. Try these ideas:
6. Function : An abstract summarizes, in one paragraph (usually), the major aspects of the entire paper in the following prescribed sequence:
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85. The most obvious suggestion is the one seldom followed. Try to attend one or more defenses prior to yours. Find out which other students are defending their research and sit in on their defense. In many departments this is expected of all graduate students. If this is not the case for you , check with your adviser to see that you can get an invitation to attend some defenses.
87. Oh, I almost forgot. There's one last thing. Get busy and prepare an article or paper that shares the outcomes of your research. There will be no better time to do this than now. Directly after your defense is when you know your study the best and you will be in the best position to put your thinking on paper. If you put this writing task off it will probably never get done. Capitalize on all of the investment you have made in your research and reap some additional benefit - start writing.