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Oral defense based on synopsis

This type of assessment is often a presentation and a dialogue based on a piece of work, the student did before the defense, either in a group or independently. Hence the student has a large degree of influence on what is presented and what is discussed.

As the preceding work is often of a substantial scale, involving different elements from the curriculum, students are often expected to demonstrate a holistic understanding, relating the different elements to each other.

This type of assessment can also be used to verify that students actually did or, in the case of group work, contributed to the preceding work.