Date of publication: 2017-07-09 15:47
You can practice on your own and with an audience, and you should do both if possible. Practicing on your own and speaking out loud to an empty room may feel silly, but overcoming that discomfort is good preparation for the discomfort of facing an actual audience.
It 8767 s tempting to try to read a ton of literature to prepare for this, but since it 8767 s very difficult to predict what the examiners will ask and it 8767 s impossible to read everything, this approach isn 8767 t always effective or reassuring (it might make you realise how much you don 8767 t know).
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I feel this advice isn 8767 t always available from universities so I do appreciate hearing it from someone who has 8766 been there and done that 8767 .
Researchers from the University of Utah’s departments of electrical and computer engineering and physics and astronomy have discovered that a special kind of perovskite, a combination of an organic and inorganic compound that has the same structure as the original mineral, can be layered on a silicon wafer to create a vital component for the communications system of the future. That system would use the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that uses light instead of electricity to shuttle data, allowing cellphone and internet users to transfer information a thousand times faster than today.
Clarity of thought is always the number one aim. But it is very difficult to come back to a piece of writing days or weeks later and sort out a mess of thought if you don 8767 t clarify your writing while the thought is still fresh in your head.
I am happy to have found this article just as I 8767 m starting my PhD. After reading this I feel I am going into it knowing more what to expect and have a lot of time to prepare and practise (the best of 8 years!)