On this blog and in my workshops I share a lot of viva prep ideas. No-one needs to follow all of my suggestions: my hope is that the ideas I share spark a path forward. The danger, sometimes, on being presented with lots of options, is that someone might think “I want to do it all!” or “I need to do it all!” or “Oh my gosh, how will I do it all?!”
I spend a lot of time talking and writing about all of the ideas for viva prep; today let me shift gears to give three questions I think can help anyone break down what they will do to prepare for their viva.
Three simple “how” questions:
- How much do you need to do?
- How much time do you have?
- How will you arrange it all?
Focus on you. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. There are lots of options but only a few core areas to pay attention to.
Don’t make your viva prep complicated. Just ask three questions to get started.