Post-it Notes are some of the most useful things you can use to support your viva prep. They are excellent for helping to annotate your thesis. Raid the departmental stationery cupboard, then begin:
- Mark out the start of each chapter.
- Bookmark important parts of your thesis you want to be able to find easily.
- Stick in a small square summary at the start of a chapter.
- Stick in a small square conclusion at the end of a chapter!
- Highlight an important reference.
- Expand on a point.
- Explain jargon.
- Summarise key points in a section.
- List notable questions on a piece of theory.
- Use as a placeholder for a future correction or update.
And this is just a sample of what you might stick in your thesis!
You could also use Post-it Notes to:
- Map out your preparations.
- Jot down notes about examiners.
- List key points about aspects of your work.
- Make notes for your mock viva.
- Prompt your reflections.
- Remind yourself of important points.
- Leave an uplifting message for your future self.
- Draw attention to an important paper you need to check.
- Sketch out a step-by-step process.
- Count down the days until you’re all done!
As ever with viva prep, consider what you might need to feel ready for your viva, then what you might do to get to that feeling.
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