When you think ahead to it, how do you describe your viva?
Do you feel it will be a challenge? Do you joke that your examiners will give you a grilling? Do you find thinking about your viva a bit scary?
When you think of all you’ve done, do you imagine your viva will be special? Important? Easy?
Do you think you will feel nervous, anxious or worried in the days before?
Words matter. The words you use to describe your viva, your preparation and yourself all matter. They are the story you tell about the situation.
Will you need to be lucky or do you think you will be ready?