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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Survive your viva
Writing a thesis or dissertation requires students to pull their ideas together into a unified whole; oral examinations take it all apart again. The oral examination is a new type of communication event.
I hadn’t even thought about some of the things I learned. Students, supervisors and examiners must find a way through the mystique of surive viva. It requires the highest standard of communication skills. For guidance on talking about the thesis, see chapter 10 of How to Write a Thesis civa All those involved in vivas have to face up to these horrors, syrvive may be an indication of where students, or staff, urgently need development.
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. Talal rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Mariza rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Practise with different people: Above all, gour your debating skills. Murray, Rowena Limited preview – This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
For the viva, you need to understand the underlying principles of this type of examination and then you have to durvive some skills to perform well in it. Pitusa rated it it was amazing Feb 19, 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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Ask them to interrupt you, so that you can work out how to deal with this: For academics who are new to the supervisor and external examiner roles, the viva also presents a huge challenge, particularly as there is little literature to consult. Rowenq example, practise going from the general to the specific, from one example to another, from one chapter to another.
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How to Survive Your Viva
Jane Evans rated it it was amazing Jan 01, This is the first book suvive provide comprehensive coverage of the viva. Memorise the three or four page numbers. Practise answering each of these, and practise speaking the two-minute answer. How to Survive Your Viva: Trivia About How to Survive Yo Pretty decent practice questions, several of which came up in my viva. 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 by Rowena Murray
Some students approach the viva as a confrontational contest, as if the examiner is out to get them. Highlight the highlights in your thesis. Rebecca Sanders rated it liked it Apr 03, survife They countered, contradicted, rejected and undermined in all their responses to the student’s answers. The real horror stories – for examiners and supervisors, it should be said, and not just for students – are when students do not do themselves justice, when they appear to have no effective strategy for defending their work.
It gave me some good tips on how to prepare for the event. Typical questions, and strategies for answering them, are provided in order to help participants prepare and practice. Simply accepting the mystique of the viva is to give in before it even starts.
Ervinos rated roena liked it Nov 01, Samar Almossa rated it liked it Jan 29, Open University Press- Education – pages. Think about how you might elaborate, if they appear to want you to continue speaking. Jos rated it liked it Aug 17, But many see it as an ordeal – because there are so many unknowns prior to survice viva they find it difficult to know how to cope, how to prepare and how to behave.
Brandon rated it liked it Dec 26, They see traps in every question. She didn’t know where to start, got more and more confused and gave answers that were simply wrong. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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