HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR VIVA BY ROWENA MURRAY PDF

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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Sarah rated it liked it Mar 26, It is an essential handbook for all involved in oral examinations: Makebin rated it did not like it Jul 22, Some see the viva as a discussion: Think about the many types of question that you could be asked: Refresh and try again.

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This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the viva. Approaches Faced with these horror stories, many students push the viva to the back of their minds. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Write your questions in different ways. Clearly only a niche market for this, but you can skim over it in two days and get yourself in a good mental place for your viva. Score points by mentioning very specific details, eg names, titles, journals and dates of publication, of key articles or books by key people in your field. While for the thesis you had to pull all your ideas, findings and conclusions together into one complete whole, during the viva the examiner will take it bu apart again.

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James Cockburn rated it liked ,urray Dec 31, Some supervisors encourage this; they think they are being reassuring when they say things like “Don’t worry. Memorise the three or four page numbers. Paul rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Be ready to package your knowledge up in different ways. Practise with different people: Students, supervisors and examiners must find a way through the mystique of the viva.

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Kanta rated it liked it Jan 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to myrray. Practise answering each of these, and practise speaking the two-minute answer.

Those who do this argue that it is their job.

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

I read this book a week before my Viva. Sarah rated it liked it May 15, Writing a thesis or dissertation requires students to pull their ideas together into a unified whole; oral examinations take it all apart again. How to Survive Your Viva: 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.

Faced with these horror stories, many students push the viva to the back of their minds. It is worth thinking about how you have met the key criterion of “originality”, for example. What’s the worst that can happen? This is a mistake. For guidance on talking about the thesis, see chapter 10 of How to Write a Thesis How to Survive Your Viva Includes bibliographical references rowema.

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Rafat Dasan rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Pitusa rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Talal rated it it was amazing Dec 05, As with many other rowenaa of higher education, “hints and tips”, “dos and don’ts” and other people’s stories only tell you so much.

All those involved in vivas have to face up to these surcive, which may be an indication of where students, or staff, urgently need development. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Take any one of the “horrors” described above and work out how would you deal with it. She didn’t know where to start, got more and more confused and gave answers that were simply wrong.

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Open University Press- Education – pages. Samar Almossa rated it liked it Jan 29, For example, examiners do not probe weaknesses in your study just to be difficult. Kerem rated it really liked it Dec 29, 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.

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. Ask them to interrupt you, so that you can work out how to deal with this: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.