A mock viva is not a silver bullet that will solve all of your nervous feelings about the viva.
What are you looking for from your viva preparations?
- A better picture of how you see your work?
- A clearer understanding of what the viva is like?
- Opportunities to practise?
- Opportunities to think and get your head straight?
- A chance to check your own talents?
If you know what you’re looking for, you can think about how you might find it. And while it’s not a magic solution that solves everything, when you think about what it can do, a mock viva could help with all of the above.
A mock viva is not a silver bullet, but maybe it’s good enough that we can think of it as a bronze arrow?