Ascertain that it is your own work; Make sure you understand what you did e.g Define-and-illustrate; Being specific; Elaborating; Saying ‘I’; see Murray Your viva will probably start with general questions and then move to more specific. How to Survive Your Viva has 33 ratings and 5 reviews. Brenda said: I read this book a week before my Viva. It gave me some good tips on how to prepare f. Survive your viva. Don’t let its mystique terrify you, says Rowena Murray – it’s a chance to shine. Here are some tips. Rowena Murray. Mon

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Brandon rated it liked it Dec 26, Horror stories tell us that the viva brings pressure, that pressure affects our performance and that some examiners behave badly.

How to Survive Your Viva by Rowena Murray

Talal rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Some supervisors encourage this; they think they are being reassuring when they say things like “Don’t worry. Kerem rated vva really liked it Dec 29, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Pitusa rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Thanks for telling us about hiw problem. Some see it as a formality. This is a mistake. Highlight the yoru in your thesis. Structure your speaking in pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages; define your terms; support your points with specifics and evidence from your thesis.

Aug 10, Matthew rated it liked it. Real examples of questions and answers; Narratives of experiences; Planning tools; Preparation framework; Specific verbal strategies to use in the viva to do justice to the thesis; User-friendly writing style; Reading list.


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How to Survive Your Viva Includes bibliographical references p. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nikola rated it liked it Dec 25, She didn’t know where to start, got more and more confused and gave answers that were simply wrong.

Muhammad Kholili rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Ervinos rated it liked it Nov 01, At moments, I was uneasy when reading I hadn’t contemplated all the things that could go wrong! Think about how you might elaborate, if they appear to want tour to continue speaking. Dr Martin Partridge rated it it was ok May 13, Silvan Pretl rated it really liked it Sep 28, I read this book a week before my Viva.

It is an essential handbook for all involved in oral examinations: Paul rated it it was amazing Jul 26, For the viva, you need to understand the underlying principles of this type of examination and then you have to develop some skills to perform well in it. There are survige discussion topics on this book roweha.

Typical questions, and strategies for answering them, are provided in order to help participants prepare and practice. How to Survive Your Viva. Alpha rated it really liked it Feb 21, Faced with these horror stories, many students push the viva to the back of their minds. My own viva wasn’t nearly as bad as rwena of the scenarios in here.

Writing a thesis or dissertation requires students to pull their ideas together into a unified whole; oral examinations take it all apart again.


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How to Survive Your Viva

Overall, it was a useful read. We will never know. Pretty decent practice questions, several of which came up in my viva. All those involved in vivas have to face up to these horrors, which may be an indication of where students, or youe, urgently need development.

This will already be covered in your thesis.

It was extremely practical and informative. This was a fantastic help to preparing for the viva.

Survive your viva

Leanne Morrison rated it it was ok Jul 25, It gave me some good tips on how to prepare for the event. For guidance on talking about the thesis, see chapter 10 of How to Write a Thesis They countered, contradicted, rejected and undermined in all their responses to the student’s answers.

Think about the many types of question that you could be asked: Practise answering questions on predictable subjects. Shrvive accepting the mystique of the viva is to give in before it even starts. Students must seek out murtay to their questions and not be fobbed off with what supervisors intend as reassuringly vague answers.

Rowena runs consultancies on Writing for Publication for universities across the UK and overseas and for other institutions, such as healthcare trusts.