John contacts Dr. Sells and requests a date to present his dissertation.
He receives approval to move ahead and requests a date for his defense
that fits into his work schedule as well as with the schedules of his committee.
John is really glad he's had his timetable to refer to throughout this
part of the process, and with the exception of a couple revisions, he's
been able to keep to the schedule he set.
Pitfalls to Avoid: