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Dissertation Defense Presentation

The presentation is an excellent demonstration tool in the defense of dissertation work , as it can clearly demonstrate what the author of this scientific work is talking about. The preparation of the presentation should be treated extremely responsibly, as it will be a fairly important part of your speech. All slides must be clearly and competently drawn up, taking into account certain rules.

After all, a real scientist must be able not only to set up experiments, describe their results and then bring them into the form of various scientific works, but also correctly present their research .

Features of designing a presentation for defense

In order to properly prepare a presentation for defense, the following important points should be considered:

  • first of all, the presentation should be functional, i.e. containing only the most necessary information , so you should not reload the slides with too voluminous text;

  • you also need to use audiovisual accompaniment wisely, especially if it is purely scientific in nature;

  • in addition, it is recommended to use as few foreign words as possible in the text of the presentation, unless, of course, they are specialized terms, which are needed for a better and more comprehensive understanding of the topic;

  • a good presentation should complement the applicant's report, focusing on the brightest and most important details of the speech.

Presentation Structure

When compiling the initial template, keep in mind that the sequence of elements should fit well with the structure of your scientific work . In the event that you find it difficult to make a presentation yourself, look at ready-made protected samples to get an idea of what exactly needs to be done. You can use the following plan as a cheat sheet:

  1. To begin with, present the topic of your research by writing it not only in your native language, but also in English.

  2. On the next slide, define the objectives of your dissertation.

  3. Next, write down what specific problems you have studied in your research.

  4. Define the goal and objectives.

  5. Do not forget to write about the important conclusions that you have made in the course of your work.

  6. Give an example of the experiments carried out, and also write what conditions are needed for their implementation.

  7. Remember that when preparing a presentation for a Ph.D. thesis, it is imperative to indicate information about the most significant results of your scientific research.

When preparing a presentation, remember that according to existing standards, a presentation for a PhD dissertation should last no more than fifteen minutes, and for a doctoral dissertation no more than thirty. All the material that you present on the slides should be made clear and concise, and the information should be arranged in a justified logical order so that the visuals can harmoniously complement your speech. All drawings in the presentation should be bright and clear.


In conclusion of this article, I would like to say that a presentation for the defense of a dissertation is a fairly effective tool for public speaking. But only if it is used correctly. Therefore, in no case should you mindlessly put absolutely everything into it, it is better to select the highest quality and interesting information, and also make several tables, diagrams and graphs for clarity.

Karl Rockwell

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