Adding to your thesis is a helpful part of viva prep. Including bookmarks, underlining words or sections, writing notes in the margin or placing sticky tabs to mark things out – there’s 101 things you could do!
Thankfully you don’t need to do all of them. By spending a little time thinking clearly you can figure out what will make your thesis more useful for you.
What details will help you if they stand out? What do you want to be able to see more clearly? How could you do that?
Annotating your thesis is for you. You have to reflect and decide what added details will help you the most. Annotations are not for your examiners; they’re added to help you to perform at your best in the viva.
Again, these three questions can help you figure out what you need to do:
- What details will help you if they stand out?
- What do you want to be able to see more clearly?
- How could you do that?
Once you’ve reflected, make a list and do the work.