PhD Viva voce preparation.

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29-Nov-17, 20:13
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Hi all,

I'll be having my viva voce next two weeks. What should I prepare? I have reread my thesis multiple times and attempted to find mistakes but I'm still nervous. Also, I don't know what to include in my power point slides. I'll be given only 20 minutes to present my research but everything on my thesis seems so important. Help me
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30-Nov-17, 10:16
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by pm133
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Quote From alexandercarey1989:
Hi all,

I'll be having my viva voce next two weeks. What should I prepare? I have reread my thesis multiple times and attempted to find mistakes but I'm still nervous. Also, I don't know what to include in my power point slides. I'll be given only 20 minutes to present my research but everything on my thesis seems so important. Help me


It's hard to know. Every viva is different. My 20 minute talk would be a story covering the main topics I had published in. An intro to the general motivation for the PhD followed by a short summary of each piece of work and ending with a conclusion.

I have to say that personally I would be in a blind panic if I had not written a single slide with two weeks to go !!!
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30-Nov-17, 19:20
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posted about 2 weeks ago
I would use the presentation to put across a summary of whatever you want to say about your research. Bear in mind that the examiners will have their own questions about your thesis and you may not feel that any of their questions get to the heart of your work (eg they may fixate on a certain aspect that interests them), so what would you like them to know about your research?

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