Questions relating to the defense of thesis and the process surrounding it such as the grading system of thesis, who may come to thesis defense, duration of thesis defense session, etc.

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Should I tell my advisor I'm disappointed that he criticized my work for the first time at the defense?

I had two advisors for my master thesis. One, as my first advisor would take the theoretical part to guide me. I have been meeting with my first advisor once every two week and he has been examining ...
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Is it ethical for an instructor to “hack” my system as part of the evaluation for my thesis defense?

Background: I remember when I was still in college here in the Philippines, one of the member of the school thesis committee tries to hack my system by injecting some kind of code (I am not sure but I ...
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Why is a tenure defense talk necessary?

Once a tenure-track professor finishes their initial 6 year evaluatory period, I imagine their publication/teaching/grant record should pretty much speak for itself to a tenure committee. Apparently, ...
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What to wear for a PhD/ MSc thesis defense?

Is it better to wear formal clothes for a PhD or MSc thesis defense or can we wear something as simple as a T-shirt?
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What time of day should I schedule my thesis defense?

With apologies for the attention-grabbing title: of course I am not actually asking you to tell me when I, specifically, should schedule my defense. But I have heard very plausible-sounding rumors ...
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How long does it takes to receive a master graduation document (degree)

Can any body tell me how long after the Master's thesis defense do it take the student to receive their Master graduation document (degree) in Spain, France, UK or USA? I'm asking specifically about ...
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Which role should other graduate students serve in a PhD defense?

In some countries and at certain universities, graduate students are advisory members of the committee during the PhD defense. In other countries like the Netherlands, a PhD defense takes place in ...
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Time short on thesis defense preperation

I was supposed to defend my thesis in another week. But, due to the time schedule of one of the committee members I have to give the defense it tomorrow. My status: Developed a rough defense ...
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Number of slides for 45 minute defense presentation

I have 100 slides but most are light weight with pictures. I am afraid it is too much because I can't get it under 1 hour in my rehearsal. I have noted that some slides take me more time to explain. ...
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What title do you hold after you've defended but before you graduate?

Two friends successfully defended their dissertations yesterday, and many people have congratulated them, calling them Doctor so-and-so. I explained to my wife that they actually don't have that title ...
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Is it appropriate to bring coffee and cookies to a PhD defense?

First of all, I've already asked my adviser about this, but I just want to see what is the overall idea of the community on this. In Mexico it is usually required for the student to do this, but that ...