Your examiners are looking for a significant, original contribution in your thesis and a conversation with the capable researcher who did the work. For you to meet their expectations you don’t need to have super-researcher powers…
- Laser Focus: you can cut through an argument or question with a single glance!
- Ultra Memory: you can recall any fact, piece of data or trivia you have accumulated!
- Hyper Talents: you have absolute world-leading practical research skills for your discipline!
This doesn’t need to be you. It can’t be anyone. There isn’t a researcher in the world who can meet the impossible standards that worry might set. Your examiners don’t need a hero in the viva: they need a human, capable and dedicated researcher.
They’re looking for you.