Then he threw the snake out a window. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. I suppose a strict Freudian would have no difficulty with this part of their dissertation. I assure you, the snakes are very real. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. Does everyone fight the same snake?
The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. Come to think of it, my bibliography wasn’t awesome. Can I use the second part to console myself about the first? As of now, though, I’m less worried about the snake and more worried my readers can follow the argument. Do I have to kill the snake?
Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography. There were no snakes at my defense.
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The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. My snake was very large, but also very sleepy and lacked venom. The piece was funny on it’s own but I have no knowledge of academia. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography I should be set then because my bibliography was A HUGE and B perfect.
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“A Guide to the ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your PhD Dissertation” – Duly Noted
This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right? If you get an anaconda mcsweemeys would be in trouble!!! Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.
For example, here is a FAQ on preparing for the “snake fight” portion of your thesis defense. Come to think of it, snwkes bibliography wasn’t awesome.
Winston, unless it’s really you, that’s just begging for a mythic serpent. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. She also blogs at The Hillman Blog http: That almost never happens. Do I have to kill the snake? Based on the stories I’ve heard from someone who went to MIT, this isn’t far off.
“A Guide to the ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your PhD Dissertation”
Why do I have to do this? Actually, my doctoral defense was a very nice, mellow affair. Truth be told, much more disturbing than the snake during my dissertation defense was the clown also the departmental wine steward.
The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be. Could the snake kill me?
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My defense was a scant 2 weeks ago, and I’m still smarting from the time I split the snake in two, and the tail grew a new head! My PhD defense was tame by comparison. Then he threw the snake out a window. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin to name but a few have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat. But in that case the snake would be very big.
Eerily timely, snakez I passed my viva mere hours ago. I assure you, the snakes are very real. It’s a very amusing article, but I think dhartung just won the internet.
Just the right blend of absurd and serious that I needed. Does everyone fight the same snake?