Take A Blank Page

You can do a lot with one blank sheet of paper to help your viva prep.

You could write “What’s important?” as a provocation to get you thinking about what really matters in your thesis. Respond to the prompt using the rest of the page.

You could divide a blank page into three and capture responses to each of the following questions:

  • Why does your work matter?
  • How did you do your research?
  • What are your best results or conclusions?

Taken together, these create a good summary of your research.

With a single sheet of A4 paper, you could make a list of ten references that have really helped your research.

Or cut the paper up into ten bookmarks to help you navigate your thesis.

Or just put it in your printer and print a copy of The tiny book of viva prep from the Resources page!

A blank page can be intimidating before you do something – but you don’t have to do a lot to get something valuable.