Annotating your thesis is useful viva prep. You have to really think about your thesis while you do it and you create a more useful resource for afterwards. I have general ideas I think are good for annotation, but every candidate has to do something that works for them. With that in mind, here are seven questions that could help you:
- What do you want to find easily?
- What is important in your thesis? (bonus question: how are you defining important?)
- Where do you need to add short notes?
- Where do you need to add longer notes?
- What pages would benefit from a few sentences to summarise them?
- What do you need to underline? (bonus question: why?)
- What do you need to highlight? (bonus question: why?)
Annotate your thesis so it is useful for you. Ask questions and set parameters before you start. Figure out what you need to do and then go do it.