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Preparing for the PhD defense/viva? Use the GDN instead of a DTP

Doctoral candidates preparing for the PhD dissertation defense (or viva): I was asked whether I thought it was better to do a DTP (Dissertation Two Pager) or a GDN (Global Dissertation Narrative) in preparation for the defense.

My suggestion now is the latter: write a GDN.

The following two tweets explain my reasoning:

Thus I would say, write DTPs throughout the PhD (lots of Masters and Undergraduate students also use my DTP strategy) and THEN the last semester of your PhD, write both a final, final DTP AND a GDN.

I hope this is helpful to those of you who use my strategies.

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