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Project Proposal

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
1
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics (Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (HSE Nizhny Novgorod))
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
4 year, 3 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This practice-oriented course is intended to accomplish two objectives. Firstly, it enables students to practice their English-language academic writing and presentation skills and thus to prepare themselves for entering the English-language academia. Secondly, the course is meant to facilitate the students' preparation for the defence of their BA theses in Russian. The course consists of three parts. Students submit their research project proposals in writing first. Then they are expected to present the key aspects of their BA thesis research - its relevance, scientific novelty, the theoretical framework and methodology, research findings and their significance - to the committee using a power point presentation as a prop. Finally, students are expected to provide detailed and well-substantiated answers to the questions posed by members of the committee.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to the format and conventions of presenting their research in writing in English
  • To introduce students to the format and conventions of presenting their research ideas orally in English
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student is able to present the main aspects of their research proposal in a clear, logical and structured manner in accordance with the IMRaD pattern and other conventions of the English-language academic discourse.
  • A student is able to present the main aspect of their Project Proposal orally in accordance with the IMRaD pattern and other conventions of English-language academic discourse.
  • A student is able to provide clear, detailed and accurate answers to questions presented to them
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Writing the Project Proposal
  • Preparing an oral presentation of the Project Proposal
  • Preparing for the O&A following the oral presentation of the Project Proposal
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Письменная работа
  • non-blocking Презентация
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.5 * Письменная работа + 0.5 * Презентация
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Paul J. Silvia. (2019). How to Write a Lot : A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing: Vol. Second edition. APA LifeTools.
  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Writing Research Papers (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1175370
  • Write Here, Right Now : An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research. (2018). Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsotl&AN=edsotl.OTLid0000681

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Biggam, J. (2015). Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation : A Step-by-step Handbook (Vol. Third edition). Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=939824