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Hi guys, my viva is in ten days. Can you please give me tips on how to prepare for the viva?
I was counting on powerpoint presentation but I was surprised to know that PPT is not allowed.
I am not sure how I am going to prepare for it? Should I write main points as guidelines or write a complete text of intro, body and conclusion?
thanks in advance
Replying to your question, I think yes it does seem as a barrier for admin jobs, which I personally find this really absurd. But I think their viewpoint is that they couldn't afford paying you the salary that comes up to the expectation of a phd holder. I had the experience of a friend of mine with a Master's degree and she her job applications were declined more than once due to the master's degree. Most of them told her, we are afraid we cannot pay you as you might expect.
I agree with the tips offered by the fellows. I want to emphasize on the "writing early" tip.
Try to write early even if you are not sure of the plan. Writing will help you plan better. It is much easier to modify than to write at a later stage.
I don't want to sound gloomy, but don't expect the journey to be a bed of roses. Personally speaking, the Phd journey has taught me precious life lessons more than the lessons of my specialty. So be courageous and you will be able to rock it.
I have just seen this thread. I would like to join you guys. Good luck all of you.
I am too on the verge of finishing. Although i still have to write the introduction, the conclusion and many modifications here and there, I try to keep myself positive and not break down. I say so because I want to submit within one month but my supervisor thinks it is still not ready. But I will prove him wrong, I will be able to manage. I need to finish and start off with my life.
Well, generally I don't favour using "wishing thoughts" and regretting what has been done. But I feel that I need to vent out with hope of reading soliciting words on your part. The "he" refers to my supervisor who was excited to accept my project of research on the very beginning. But throughout my thesis journey, he has kept giving comments on "objectives" of the topic. Unfortunately, these comments don't help me proceed or develop my work , they rather make me discouraged and trying all the time to provide justifications. At times of despair, I just say, I wish he hadn't accepted my proposal from the beginning. I know that no need to cry over the spilled milk now. I just feel so down and demotivated.
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