This is the time of the year where many Ph.D. candidates are suffering from the pains of finishing up their dissertations, and preparing for their defense. An often overlooked part of the defense is the requirement of Defeating a Snake. For more information about this important component of the dissertation defense, go to this FAQ.
Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this.