While some graduate groups may assign an advisor to a student upon admission to the program, in many graduate groups the responsibility for finding a dissertation advisor rests with the student. The choice of a faculty member who will supervise the dissertation work required to fulfill degree requirements is one of the most critical decisions a graduate student will make. Choosing a dissertation advisor, therefore, is an extremely important decision for doctoral students, although it is not immutable, as will be discussed later. It is important that the student be able to work and communicate effectively with the advisor and not feel overwhelmed or intimidated in the relationship.
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The student should notify the department coordinator of plans to defend and graduate. The first step is to schedule the defense, making sure that all committee members are available on that date and time. The student should review the graduation calendar published by the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences GAS when scheduling the defense. It is helpful to know the graduation deadlines when discussing plans with the committee.
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Petya Andreeva , University of Pennsylvania Follow. Animal style is a centuries-old approach to decoration characteristic of the various cultures which flourished along the Eurasian steppe belt in the later half of the first millennium BCE. This vast territory stretching from the Mongolian Plateau to the Hungarian Plain, has yielded hundreds of archaeological finds associated with the early Iron Age.
Writing and submitting your dissertation are among the final steps leading to the award of the PhD degree. At the University of Pennsylvania, a student presents and defends the dissertation publicly, and then, with the approval of the dissertation committee and graduate group chair, submits the final manuscript for publication. Finally, the PhD degree is awarded to the candidate upon the recommendation of the Graduate Council of the Faculties. A bound copy of the dissertation is shelved in the University Library, where it is available through Interlibrary Loan.