I defended my master’s thesis during a tornado. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong? One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Okay, that got a guffaw. Wow, standards at the Ivies have really declined.
Or so I’ll keep telling myself over the next couple of months while I wait for the examiners to do their thing. You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. This is just what I needed. I suppose a strict Freudian would have no difficulty with this part of their dissertation. This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
My PhD defense was tame by comparison. That almost never happens. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. We have lots of different snakes.
For example, here is a FAQ on preparing for the “snake fight” portion of your thesis defense.
Just the right blend of absurd and serious that I needed. Wow, standards at the Ivies have really declined. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake.
The serpent fell over dead on the spot. You, McSweeney’s contributor, get a very small snake indeed.
Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and In These Times staff writer who writes the blog Duly Noted. Suggested Reads January 17, Come to think of it, my bibliography wasn’t awesome. I assure you, the snakes are very real.
“A Guide to the ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your PhD Dissertation”
Become a patron today. I suppose a strict Freudian would have no difficulty with this part of their dissertation. There are many ways to accomplish this. Are the snakes big?
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Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography. White People of Color. Magazineand other publications.
Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. Posted by My name on It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight.
MassURC: The Snake-Fighting Portion of Your Defense | Commonwealth Honors College
Okay, that got a guffaw. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. Snake-picking is not an exact science. But in that case the snake would be very big.
Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Mouse over for joke-ruining spoiler posted by shii at 8: Are the snakes big? Thursday, Jul 5,7: I take this to mean that my thesis was awesome. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will snakkes. Posted by Ashok Karra on