A little tip for viva prep that can also be applied to any project: whenever you finish a period of activity or a task, leave a note for yourself of the first action you’ll take when you do more work.
- “Re-read the summary of my methods.”
- “Email supervisor to arrange mock viva.”
- “Check recent paper by external.”
- “Gather stationery for marking up thesis chapters.”
Whatever you need to do next time, leave a note for yourself: a reminder, a prompt, a shove to get started well.
It’s easy to sit down and think “What do I do?” but hard to ignore a clear direction you leave for yourself.