Within the field of research there is no challenging task as to present your research findings through an oral presentation or what is called a defense. In the mind of the student, defense conjures an image of a fight, meeting an unfriendly audience, sadistic and ready to poke and tear your work down. Defense is simply presenting your research findings to an audience. It is not a contest. Its main objective is to find out if what you are presenting is your original work or if somebody has done it for you.
Students are never quite prepared for this event as they would like to be. This rite of passage looms before them as a mysterious and unknown event, a gothic terror in its own right, something akin to a sword of Damocles. It certainly should not be this way and some forethought and preparation will go far in fostering confidence. The suggestions in this book will help students take control of this nerve-wracking experience and transform it into the exciting memorable and joyful event that it should be. It should not be a fearful event fearing that you may be floored by your academic nemesis. The book also exposes you to a format of a research proposal, format of a final research report, APA and Havard methods of referencing, motivation for embarking on a PhD or a Master‟s thesis and also the concept paper.