Making notes helps with the viva process.
You can make a note in the viva. It could be a helpful pause in the middle of a difficult conversation. It might help you to stop and unpick a challenging question.
You can make a note (or twelve) on your thesis before the viva to help make it a better resource for the viva.
You can make a note – lots of them! – for every time you think of something that you did that has helped you grow on your PhD journey.
And you can make a note, just one, and keep it close to you through the final stages of your PhD and viva prep:
“I could not have got this far by being lucky. I must be good.”