This book provides students with a great resource to help them prepare for oral comprehensive and viva voca exams, and is also valuable for faculty as they prepare new questions.
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Why an oral exam? Chapter 3. Goals: Why undertake a graduate degree anyway? Chapter 4. Nerves Chapter 5. What will I be asked in this Exam? Chapter 6. Managing supervisory committees. Chapter 7. Preparation time! Chapter 10. Choreography of an oral exam Chapter 11. Execution- Controlling your failures and successes Chapter 12: The professor's perspective Chapter 14. Recovery, managing delivery, and handling disagreements Chapter 15. Outcomes and options for moving forward Chapter 16. One for the professors and committee members Chapter 17 The pivotal role of chairing an oral exam committee Chapter 18. Conclusion Appendix I. Appendix II. Appendix III.