John contacts the Administrative Secretary and reserves a technology-enhanced room for his dissertation defense. He also emails her his defense brochure.
On the day of his defense, John arrives on time and ready, having already set up his equipment. Although he's nervous, John has prepared several summary sheets for quick reference and has practiced his defense several times for his wife, pastor, and coworker. He gives a thorough and well-organized presentation to his committee and then answers their questions succinctly and completely. At the end, his dissertation is approved with minor changes suggested. The committee signs his title page and John turns in his abridgement. John can hardly believe he's accomplished this incredible feat! He thanks God for His constant presence with his during the task, and takes his family out for steak to celebrate.
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