Exam preparation

The Writing Centre has prepared and collected resources to help you prepare for Oral Examinations and Master Defence Presentations

Oral Exam Preparation

  • This video covers what you can expect an oral exam to contain, and ways you can prepare yourself for an oral exam

Master Defence Presentation

  • Master's defences require a lot of preparation. We provide you with four videos to help you prepare for your final thesis defence.

Preparing yourself

  • Being well prepared is your best tactic. Preparing and practicing your defence structure and your speech requires time to reflect and plan, but a well prepared defence presentation will make you feel more confident.

Preparing visuals

  • Visuals like PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides or even a PDF slideshow are only tools. This video explores how you can use these tools to enhance your presentation, but a word of caution - visuals alone do not make for a strong defence presentation. If you have not already watched the video in the previous section, Preparing yourself, please watch that video before you begin preparing your slides.

Applying rhetoric

Answering questions

  • The most difficult part of a thesis defence is the question period. Fortunately, there are some techniques available to help your prepare for answering questions.
Published 26. May 2020 - 10:08 - Updated 27. May 2020 - 10:08