03 October 2015

Viva presentation

Salam,

Biasanya apabila masuk meeting viva (sebagai examiner, pengerusi @ wakil dekan)), paling boring sekali berkenaan presentation ialah penyediaan PowerPoint (Ppt).


1. PowerPoint yang dah jadi PowerSentence (elakkan) 
- sentence panjang2
- student membaca depan panel
- susah nak faham (apa yg nak disampaikan)
- student lebih menghafal script (tanpa faham apa yg nak disampaikan).



PowerSentence?



2. PowerPoint dengan Visual (terbaik)
- points penting saja
- banyak gambarajah (visualize Ppt)
- mudah nak recall bila panic, terlupa sentence panjang
- mudah panel nak faham dlm masa 10-15 min presentation.




Visualize Ppt

30 September 2015

Viva Q&A

Kami bertanya pasal viva, tokguru kata,
"Viva is about;
  1. FUNdamental - 2/3 of ur time will be focused (attacking) on Chapter 1 & 2 (word by word).
  2. Materials Characterization (Methodology) - 1/3 is about understanding your techniques & results (as presented in your thesis)."

Kami tanya lagi... What should we do?
Tokguru sambung...
"Not knowing what kind of curve balls examiners can throw during viva... Its can be pretty nerve wrecking and freezing. But an easy way out from this awful position is to... always go back to your undergraduate books"

Pesan Imam Syafie berkenaan 'Bahaya yg Tidak Disangka'
"Aku bermaksud baik, tetapi yg terjadi malah sesuatu yg buruk. Memang hal itu telah terjadi, akibat keburukanku juga"

16 September 2015

Level Writing

Pesan tokguru, menulis paper ini ada 3 levels:
Level 1 (Level FYP) - understandable, tp readers tertanya2... How does the story begin? Who is the hero? Maybe... 1st time in my life I'm seeing this kind of Figure? Where/how is the end of this epic battle?....

Level 2 (Level Master) - capai standard tp mcm jalan lurus. Boleh agak dah ending dia, ala2 citer hindustan. Ayat2 umpama air & minyak. Bercampur tidak. Boleh ambik minyak itu utk goreng telur (walaupun kadangkala meletup). Boleh minum air itu (walaupun rasanya pelek).

Level 3 (Level PhD, terbaik) - tidak perlu jadi Shakespeare, cukuplah bagaikan ular kapak zuhud menyusur akar, arif menyusun kata. Simple tp berbisa. Persis si professor mendambakan Nature!

Pesan Imam Syafie berkenaan 'Sikap Seorang Ulama':
Waktu ilmuku sering bertambah aku merasakan bahawa aku ialah orang yang berotak tumpul. Semakin bertambah ilmuku, semakin bertambah pula pengetahuanku tentang kebodohanku.

02 June 2015

Literature Review in Chapter 4

The purpose of the Chapter 4: Results and Discussion is to give readers specific guide about what was accomplish in the study and the scientific significance. Thus, this part must address to that items.

One of the most common mistakes that authors makes is to add General Literature Review (LR) before analysis or discussion in Chapter 4 (see example fig below).

Pls take note: The subjects in the LR should have been introduced/finished in Chapter 2 (not in Chapter 4). We used LR/references in Chapter 4 only to compare, support, underline, discuss etc... for our findings.

Dengan kata mudah, readers buka Chapter 4 sebab nak tahu your results dan discussion. Readers dah tak mahu serabut lagi dengan LR di sini smile emoticon

Pls remove your LR in Chapter 4


All the best for your thesis :)



01 April 2015

Tesis | Experimental 3


Common Mistakes

Walaupun kita telah masuk alaf GST, tetapi masih lagi dpt tesis yang keterbelakang 10 tahun. Bukan saja tesis FYP, tapi tesis MSc dan PhD!

Mungkin students nak tesis:
i. Tebal
ii. Nampak menarik
iii. Tiru senior (senior yg xbetul)

Students terpaksa masukkan:
i. Literature review yang tak penting
ii. Figure/Gambar machines yang students tahun 2 dah tahu.

InsyaAllah, SV... please share your knowledges/experiences to our young generation.
“This isn’t the end. If you can fight, fight. Help each other” - WWZ
:) :)