[personal profile] hutchingsmusic
PhD viva, this Thursday. Any advice from people who have survived it or are about to do so?

Date: 2012-12-03 11:24 pm (UTC)
emperor: (Phoenix)
From: [personal profile] emperor
Good luck! Try to relax, have a short but snappy summary of your PhD prepared (almost bound to be the first question).

Date: 2012-12-04 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseudomonas.livejournal.com
Good luck! No advice, but hope it all goes well.

Date: 2012-12-04 08:40 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/faq-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense

(Also: Try and work out what questions _you_ would ask. And good luck!)
Edited Date: 2012-12-04 08:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-04 12:04 pm (UTC)
ext_11871: (dc: steph: from now on you call me robin)
From: [identity profile] weaverandom.livejournal.com
Good luck! You'll be AMAZING, I know.

Date: 2012-12-04 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smhwpf.livejournal.com
Wow, wow, wow, good luck!

What [livejournal.com profile] emperor said. Always take a moment or two to think before answering questions. Avoid being defensive. Also, rock their world with your sheer awesomeness, but you'll do that anyway. :-)

Date: 2012-12-04 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diotina.livejournal.com
Remember *you* are the expert - and you have an interested, informed audience - hold forth! If you feel that there are any holes in your argument, or shortcomings, don't be afraid to address them, or even admit them...but be sure to come up with a solution as to how to address it. And if you're still lucky enough to love what you do, let that show. Good luck m'dear - I'm sure you will be incredible. xx

Date: 2012-12-04 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tea-at-bettys.livejournal.com
the best advice I was given was to make sure I had something to eat before hand as it can be quite tiring.

Date: 2012-12-04 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tea-at-bettys.livejournal.com
and I should have said - good luck!

Date: 2012-12-06 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
No advice but good luck!
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