I wrote this up for a friend who is defending his prospectus soon. So sharing it here. This is what I did or how I would prepare if I were doing it again…
I jotted down reflections to the following questions in my journal.
Be prepared to say –
- if/as you feel important, give very brief description of the way you came to your topic,
- why your topic or question is important to address
- how the way you intend to answer questions is valuable and necessary, i.e., your contribution is unique and that it is necessary for the discipline.