SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It’s often used to help assess a situation where you need to come up with a plan. By exploring each area you have all the information you need to plan your next steps.
So why not apply it to viva prep?
- Strengths: What do you have taken care of? What resources do you have? What can help you as you prepare?
- Weaknesses: What are you currently lacking? What are you not looking forward to? What are you less sure of?
- Opportunities: Who can help your preparation if you ask for support? Are there events in the near future that could help you get ready?
- Threats: Are there things that might get in the way of your preparation? What obstacles do you have to avoid as you prepare?
Taken together, all of these explore the environment you have for getting ready – and can help you figure out the environment you need for viva prep.