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The thesis defense is similar to an oral examination.

Introduction

The thesis defense is similar to an oral examination. However, there are various differences between the two. The chief difference in this is that the candidate has more knowledge as compared to the examiner. Here are 10 tips that you need to know in context with thesis defense:-

1) Be Humble

Everyone has the techniques, data, and experiments but there would be times when you face difficulty in answering questions .In such case don’t be afraid and don’t hesitate to answer “I don’t know”.

2) Being comfortable with the knowledge

It has been seen that teachers and thesis committee are very much severe in finding mistakes and crushing their confidence. You might have the best knowledge about the topic but a hint of fear can break up your confidence. So it is required to be comfortable with the knowledge you possess but try not to be overconfident.

3) Stop doing last minute activity

Doing last minute activity can seriously hurt your talking presentation for various seminars. It is advised to mark the talking presentation revision at least 2 weeks before the big day where the presentation will happen. The goal of revision would be to get the feedback from avarious colleague, friends, and family. This helps you make any changes in the talking presentation if required.

4) Delivering the presentation

The mantra for delivering the perfect presentation is Practice, Practice, and practice.While delivering presentation we can’t just read through the slide. For this purpose, we need to go through the slide and make the note for the same in our mind without peeking at the slides.

5) Explain Yourself

The presentation you would be delivering need to be explained to the target audience. You would be required to pinpoint the particular area where you are delivering the presentation, why you decided to choose this particular field, what the various benefits of this particular field etc. are. 6) Knowing the right audience

Knowing the right audience before delivering the presentation is very much important. This helps you to prepare the presentation well as you know what kind of audience is coming to watch your presentation. You could alter your presentation depending on the type of audience.

The thesis defense is more into the personality aspects rather than your oral examination, it simply depends on your skills of presentation, like how you can represent yourself with more attitude and dignity.

Literature Review: A big challenge

Introduction A literature review can be termed as the information you have gained about a particular topic through your past experiences as accordance to your field of study. It can be in any form such as a dissertation, thesis or an introductory section of a report. A good literature review should have awareness of various arguments, approaches, and theories .A literature review should be interlinked to your rationale and should have its own purpose. Literature reviews structure 1) Linking words

If we are gathering information about a topic written by various writers, then we need to link appropriate words like again, similarly, also.

2) Proper use of disagreement words

Linkers should be used when there is disagreement among opinions such as conversely, however, on the other hand, etc.

3) Summary

A summary should be included at the end of the topic that should be interlinked with the main topic or heading. Writing a Literature review Writing good literature review is not everyone cups of tea. It requires a clear line of argument and use of comments and critical notes. The guidelines are as follows: 1) A sound and clear introduction to the review should be understated including the rationale and the main points about the topic.

2) Use proper quotation where mandatory

3) Viewpoints should not be avoided as it will make the fact about the argument weaker.

4) A short summary should be included at end of each section.

5) Reviews should be written in a way so that it is very much clear and concise.

6) Personal opinions and emotive languages should be avoided.

Challenges in Literature review There are various challenges in context with Literature Review. Some of them are enlisted below: 1) Organizational structure is avoided.

Literature review needs to be in a proper organizational structure. Use of proper plan or mind gap can help you tackle this problem.

2) Landmark studies are being excluded

Literature review needs to be a connection with the thesis. This suggests that examiners don’t want to go through irrelevant topics.

3) Parochial perspective needs to be adopted Now a days it has been seen that a topic is been produced by particular country or region. This should be avoided. 4) Use of outdated material in literature review This is the biggest challenge with respect to the literature review. The final thesis needs to have updated material for its usage.

A literature review can be termed as the information you have gained about a particular topic through your past experiences as accordance to your field of study.

Introduction
A literature review can be termed as the information you have gained about a particular topic through your past experiences as accordance to your field of study. It can be in any form such as a dissertation, thesis or an introductory section of a report. A good literature review should have awareness of various arguments, approaches, and theories .A literature review should be interlinked to your rationale and should have its own purpose.
Literature reviews structure
1) Linking words

If we are gathering information about a topic written by various writers, then we need to link appropriate words like again, similarly, also.

2) Proper use of disagreement words

Linkers should be used when there is disagreement among opinions such as conversely, however, on the other hand, etc.

3) Summary

A summary should be included at the end of the topic that should be interlinked with the main topic or heading.

Writing a Literature review
Writing good literature review is not everyone cups of tea. It requires a clear line of argument and use of comments and critical notes. The guidelines are as follows: 1) A sound and clear introduction to the review should be understated including the rationale and the main points about the topic.

2) Use proper quotation where mandatory

3) Viewpoints should not be avoided as it will make the fact about the argument weaker.

4) A short summary should be included at end of each section.

5) Reviews should be written in a way so that it is very much clear and concise.

6) Personal opinions and emotive languages should be avoided.


Challenges in Literature review
There are various challenges in context with Literature Review. Some of them are enlisted below:
1) Organizational structure is avoided.

Literature review needs to be in a proper organizational structure. Use of proper plan or mind gap can help you tackle this problem.

2) Landmark studies are being excluded

Literature review needs to be a connection with the thesis. This suggests that examiners don’t want to go through irrelevant topics.

3) Parochial perspective needs to be adopted
Now a days it has been seen that a topic is been produced by particular country or region. This should be avoided. 4) Use of outdated material in literature review
This is the biggest challenge with respect to the literature review. The final thesis needs to have updated material for its usage.