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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Think about how you might elaborate, if they appear to want you to continue speaking. Be ready to package your knowledge up in different ways.

How to Survive Your Viva by Rowena Murray

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rowena runs consultancies on Writing for Publication for universities across the UK and overseas and for other institutions, such as healthcare trusts. Aug 10, Matthew rated it liked it.


James Cockburn rated it liked it Dec 31, All those involved in vivas have to face up to these horrors, which may be an indication of where bg, or staff, urgently need development. Writing a thesis or dissertation requires students to pull their ideas together into a survie whole; oral examinations take it all apart again. Want to Read saving…. Practise with different people: Brandon rated it liked it Dec 26, We will never know.

Survive your viva

Write your questions in different ways. Typical questions, and strategies for answering them, are provided in order to help participants prepare and prac The oral examination is a new type of communication event.

However, students have to be ready to deal with the pressure. Memorise the three or four page numbers.

Typical questions, and strategies for answering Preparing for a new type of communication event As with many other aspects of higher education, “hints and tips”, “dos and don’ts” and other people’s stories only tell you so much.

Mariza rated it it was amazing Dec 15, For example, practise going from the general to the specific, from one example to another, from one chapter to another. My own viva wasn’t nearly as bad as some of the scenarios in here. 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.


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It was extremely practical and informative. Muhammad Kholili rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Yyour requires the highest standard of communication skills.

She has published on aspects of acdemic writing. Kanta rated it liked it Jan 11, Write yourself several hard and easy questions.

Approaching the viva as an examination is sensible: This was a fantastic help to preparing for the viva. It gave me some good tips on how to prepare for the event. Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book. Some see it as a formality. For example, examiners do not probe weaknesses in your suvrive just to be difficult.

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